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Do We Really Love?

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When is the last time you said “I Love You”? Did you mean it? I mean did you really mean it? So many people say “I love you” giving no thought to the true meaning of love.

Really, think about it…Do you actions match your words?  Love is not a verb…It is a noun. Love is an intense feeling of deep affection and when the intense feeling is present there is:

  • Patience even when you want to rip someone’s head off
  • Kindness even for the meanest and most undesirable person
  • No envious thoughts no matter how bad you want ____ (you fill in the blank)
  • No boasting even though you are about to burst with excitement
  • No conceit despite how proud you are of ____ (you fill in the blank)

So, the short of it is…

If we say “I Love You” while harboring or expressing any of the following:

  • The opposite of patienceAgitation
    • Cowardice
    • Indifference
    • Resistance
    • Impatience
    • Intolerance
  • The opposite of kindnessAnimosity
    • Hatred
    • Hostility
    • Ill will
    • Indecency
    • Indifference
    • Intolerance
    • Meanness
    • Mercilessness
    • Selfishness
    • Thoughtlessness
    • Cruelty
    • Harshness
  • The opposite of no enviousness (Contentedness)Hatred
    • Ill will
    • Malice
    • Resentment
    • Coveting
    • Spite
    • Opposition
    • Resentfulness
    • Lusting
  • The opposite of no boasting (being modest)Gloat
    • Grandstand
    • Blow one’s own horn
  • The opposite of not conceitedArrogant
    • Cocky
    • Full of Hot Air
    • Ham
    • Know-it-all
    • Loud mouth
    • Narcissistic
    • Self-important
    • Stuck up

Do We Really Love?

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it!

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Be A Fruit Cake

I find it interesting how everyone thinks everything is about them. People jockeying for the closest parking spot, pushing and shoving to catch a sale, cutting people off in traffic, oh and let’s not forget the one finger salute…We have turned into such selfish people! The world would be such a better place if we would all just turn into fruit cakes!!!

The best fruit is essential to an excellent fruit cake. Only the finest fruit will do and it must be ripened to perfection! It is not the kind of fruit you can find at your local grocery…Oh no, it is specially cultivated. Then it is candied and sugary sweet…

It is the Fruit of the Spirit!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Wow…interesting concept! If we all waited our turn, smiled, spoke to each other politely, stood up for each other, and didn’t demand our own way can you imagine what our world would be like?

So next time the line is moving slow at the grocery store and you reach the cashier you could offer him/her some words of encouragement, a smile, or a piece of gum.

Could today be the day you help that mom with 3 children load her groceries into her car or you offer to put her basket in the rack across the parking lot.

Perhaps today you could randomly choose to pick up the tab for someone’s lunch.

It doesn’t have to be huge…the simple gestures are often the most appreciated. You can make a difference in this world. So…

Get Out There and Be a Fruit Cake This Holiday Season!!!

Love Lee ♥