Thursday, February 14, 2008
The following is from a plaque given to us by my parents.
LOVE is giving with no thought of getting.
It is tenderness enfolding with strength to protect.
It is forgiveness without further thought of the thing forgiven.
It is understanding of the thing forgiven.
It is understanding of human weakness with knowledge of the true man shining through.
It is quiet in the midst of turmoil.
It is trust in God with no thought of self.
It is the one altogether lovely, the light in the mother's eyes, the glory in the sacrifice, the quiet assurance of protection.
It is in the expectation of our Father's promise coming true.
It is the refusal to see anything, but good in our fellow man.
It is the glory that comes with selflessness and the power that comes with assurance of the Father's love for His Children.
It is the voice that says 'No" to our brother, though "yes" might be more easily said.
It is resistance to the world's lust and greed, thus becoming a positive law of annihilation to error.
LOVE ...the one thing no one can take from us...
The one thing we can give constantly and become increasingly rich in the giving.
Love can take no offense, for it cannot know that which it does not of itself conceive.
It cannot hurt or be hurt, for it is the purest reflection of God, Good.
It is the one eternal, indestructible force for Good.
It is the will of God, preparing, planning, proposing, always what is best for all His universe.