1. fergusandthedruid · April 2, 2014

    “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
    – Anne Lamott

    Grace is by definition unfair. It’s unmerited, undeserved favor. Love is a grace, and one cannot truly love someone without wanting to bring out the best in them. We are all imperfect down here, it’s pretty much a miracle of God when people truly love each other, in spite of our imperfections. Einstein said “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” but that’s not always the case. It’s not for me, and it’s not for many, especially if the passage below is something they hold themselves to…

    “25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 β€œTherefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
    – Ephesians 5:25-33 (ESV)

    • anumshafique · April 4, 2014

      The sad thing is, we only think of love as a feeling between partners (a man and a woman etc)… Love is so much more than that. And sometimes, to love someone is to let them be the way they are, even if your love for them dies. At least they will be at peace and at least they shall be happy.
      Thank you so much for your comment and thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

  2. ailsamacnab · April 3, 2014

    Simple, to the point, and very beautiful πŸ™‚

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  4. Michael56j · May 4, 2014

    This is so true.

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