LOVE IS NOT MEASURED BY DOLLARS AND CENTS

By: Gary L. Rodgers

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1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Love is a commitment that bonds through every situation and hardship that we face; it is a promise to always be there through the best and worst of times.

Love protects and cares for those that are weaker than us, it does not come with strings attached nor does it always come with pretty paper and bows.

Love is doing the best that you can for others while sacrificing your own needs and wants in the balance of all things; it sometimes means to comfort others at our expense.

Love means to lay down your life to protect others; it means to do for others that can’t do for them-selves.

Love means giving without any thought of getting in return; it is the contentment of knowing that someone else is more important to you than you are to yourself.

Love gives all and asks little in return, it doesn’t mean having the best of everything; it means giving the best of what little you have.

Love comforts, warms and protects, it means being forgiven when your abilities do not allow for you to do any better.

Love means trusting each other to get through all of life’s complications and disappointments; it means to always trust someone to be there for you.

Love is kind and does not seek for itself, it goes beyond all words and abilities; it means to comfort, care and protect others less capable than yourself.

Love endures every trial and trouble; it hopes for a brighter tomorrow and is adept at learning to dance in the rains of adversity.

Love does not fail, it gives hope for the faint at heart, and it is the greatest of all gifts that we can give or receive.

Love goes beyond our faults and failures, it means giving the best part of each of us!

If I could write a love song I would simply call it “YOU!”

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

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