Love: The Proof Is in the Pudding

That love you profess -- Is it curdled and barf-worthy?

Love, the proof is in the putting

Love puts its object first.

When you tell him, “I love you,” you’re saying you put him first.

When you declare your love for them, you’re committing yourself to keep putting them ahead of yourself.

Love puts aside selfish self-interests and self-centered self-absorption in order to do what is best for another.

Love puts a premium on the good of another…and without complaint or self-pity pays that premium.

Love puts its best into benefiting the other. Read it all

Do You Pressure Your Friends?

Do you condition your friendship on their compliance?
“If you make your friends do things to please you,
you are loving your own reflection through them.”
-Pete Martens

If you start feeling like I’m conditioning our friendship on your 100% compliance with my wishes, please let me know.

In fact, let me know if such conditioning reaches even 20%.

I don’t want to be that kind of friend. Read it all

August 6: Little Boy and the Preacher’s Family

How he wasn't blessed by the crew that was blessed.

August 6, 1945 — I’m surprised at how little I saw it mentioned today. Twice, as I recall. Do you remember its significance in history? If not, I don’t suppose Little Boy constitutes much of a hint.

Here are two excerpts from the first mention I saw:

There he met a Lutheran minister, Yamauchi, who explained the Scripture to him.

Across the ocean, a Lutheran chaplain prayed over the crew of the Enola Gay before it lifted into the air carrying the atomic bomb named Little Boy which destroyed Hiroshima.

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Above all, love God!