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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Best Kind of Love

(This post was actually written last week for Valentines Day)

Today is a day to celebrate love, and I hope that anyone reading this blog can say that they are loved and have someone to love.   Many think of  Valentines Day as a day to celebrate Romantic love, which it can and should be, but if we limit our thoughts of love to romantic love, we're depriving ourselves of so much love and happiness!

 I have a wonderful DH (Dear Husband, whom I introduced in my very first blog post) who exceptionally cute and smart and kind and faithful, and who has been my honey for over thirty years.  We have six wonderful children who are now mostly adults.  I have two wonderful parents who have been married for almost 63 years and have continually blessed my life and the lives of many others.  I have six siblings with families of their own, numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins,  and many good friends and neighbors and co-workers.

I cherish the relationships and love that I have with all of these people in my life, but the best kind of love, the love that I am striving to develop in myself, is the pure love of Christ.  In her post "Noble and Great", BellaOnline talks about God's love as described in 1 John 4:19: "We love...because He first loved us."  Isn't it easy to love back when we know that we are loved?  But God loves all men and women without reservation, no matter what our faults and failings may be.

Perhaps my favorite verses about love are these from my favorite book:

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.

Moroni 7:46-48
 The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ


Yes, the best kind of love is Charity, the love shown by our Savior, the love that motivates us to serve others and care for others.  It is my hope that I can develop this  best kind of love for everyone.

Happy Valentines Day!


 






2 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines Day (yesterday)! I'm stopping by from the Campaign! It's so nice to meet you :)

    Tag, you're it! You've been tagged in a game of 11 Questions being passed around by the Platform-Building campaigners. You can pick up your questions at this link: http://writeskatedream-jmckendry.blogspot.com/2012/02/11-random-questions-go.html

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  2. Hi fellow Writers Platform Building Campaigner. I stopped by to tell you that you have been tagged in a game of eleven questions. http://www.awritersmuses.blogspot.com/

    Oops, looks like I got you too!

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