love leaves footprints

Love Leaves Footprints

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love leaves footprints

Wisdom From the World

“When we love someone our love becomes demonstrable or real only through our exertion – through the fact that for that someone…we take an extra step or walk an extra mile. Love is not effortless. To the contrary, love is effortful.” – M Scott Peck

“We demonstrate our love when we take the extra step, when we act in our partner’s best interest even when we don’t feel like it –listening to their worries at four in the morning when they can’t sleep, making love when they want to, confronting their monsters.” Harville Hendrix

Wisdom From the Word

“Talk and act like a person expecting to be judged by the Rule that sets us free. For if you refuse to act kindly, you can hardly expect to be treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment.” – James 2:12,13 (The Message)

“The way we know we’ve been transferred from death to life is that we love our brothers and sisters (dare we say husbands and wives –Congo Counseling addition) Anyone who doesn’t love is as good as dead.” – I John 3:14 (The Message)

“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” – Proverbs 11:25 (The Message)

Keep Me Real, Lord!

Lord, help me to take the next loving step towards my mate even when I feel like sitting down. Help me to consistently perform random acts of kindness to those closest to me. Teach me how to bloom where I am planted. Amen”

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