Today’s post to the Jack’s Winning Words blog is one of those short little ditties that gets you thinking about all of the other things that you have seen about it or could say about it. The quote was –
“The duty of love is to listen.” (Paul Tillich)
Almost immediately, the famous movie line “Love is never having to say you’re sorry” popped into my mind. Then came a flood of thoughts that might be quotes of their own from someone..
The opportunity of love is to share.
The reward of love is reciprocation.
If the duty of love is to listen; then the requirement of love is to act.
The opposite of love is not hate; it is apathy.
Once you start thinking about love, you eventually come around to Jesus final commandment that we “Love one another as I have loved you”.
He went on to say in the next verse of John 15 – Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
What do you think about when you read today’s quote? Hopefully those thoughts lead you down a happy path.
If you start down the path that Jesus laid out in John 15 it will lead you to a warm, secure and confident place where you know that you are loved.
Think about it.
I came across this definition of love “Love is pure, painful, sweet and dreadful–all at once.”