Thursday, September 11, 2008

Love Takes Time

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, September 11, 2008
True love is a process. True love requires personal action. Love must be continuing to be real. Love takes time. Too often expediency, infatuation, stimulation, persuasion or lust are mistaken for love. How hollow, how empty if our love is no deeper than the arousal of momentary feeling or the expression in words of what is no more lasting than the time it takes to speak them. Love of God takes time. Love of family takes time. Love of country takes time. Love of neighbor takes time. Love of companion takes time.Love in courtship takes time. Love of self takes time. Whether we are a young son, not wanting to hear of love, but preferring to see it in action, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a father, daughter or the stranger, we need and deserve more than the declaration, “I love you.” Let us resolve to take the time to give of ourselves in putting love into appropriate action and performance. God, too, needs more than words. He is made happy by our feeding, keeping and continuing.

~~Marvin J. Ashton~~



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