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Monday, February 9, 2015

You can't make me love you!

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Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. ~ Thomas Merton

I read this quote today, and it made me take a step back.  Stop dead in my tracks, actually.
I don't think I live this out, intentionally - where I'll stop to inquire whether or not someone deserves my love or not and yet, some how - down deep - I know this happens.  Far too often.

For that I am truly sorry...
Consider it a thought to ponder, as you walk out your day and the rest of your week!
How conditionally - do you love?
Wouldn't it be nice to say - You can't make me love you!  Any more, any less... I just do!

I want to love like that.

Until next time...


  1. I say, Ouch! Thank you for the thought to ponder, Bevy.

    I pictured my bag on my blog post last evening http://www.jesusweadorethee.blogspot.com/2015/02/weekends.html
    and had wonderful comments about it! :) Again, I LOVE it!


  2. That's a nice thought. I'm going to have to remember it.

  3. We all can do much better at loving others.
    Some more then others.

    We often don't see ourselves as others do and we can be very critical of ourselves.
    I think you have a huge heart and don't know how big it is.

    I read a book by Florence Littaur, It Takes So Little To Be Above Average. It changed my life!
    Basically, it says to do everything a little better then you would or anyone else would.
    So, love others, above average, (which you do!).

  4. Oh how this resonates in my life... I think everyone deserves to be loved... some would say that one is being two-faced if you show love to those who you really don't like... I know for myself these last few years I have had to choose my path with this... One with my son's wife, and my husband's mother and even a father, sister, brother and even my best friend.. and at times I havent chose the best path but I have a big heart, and even though words they have said has caused me pain, or the ability to say I don't like them today, deep down I do/ did love them... I always have felt one must take the high road in all possible situations, and yes sometimes if I let my self think to long, I feel like I got the short end of the stick, but in all reality I felt the best when things were ok... Why? Because GOD told us to love one another... Just on Sunday a dear friend of mine lost his wife due to a massive heart attack, she was only 48 but oh the love that has been shared... One thing I saw from all the fb posts and word of mouth was that she was a woman of LOVE... she loved everyone no matter what... I think what better of a legacy to leave behind than to know that ONE loved unconditionally, without reservation... so many are afraid to show what love can do in the midst of an argument, or when we have been wronged... but think of this... Have you ever had a day, moment when you have felt unloved and how sad that feels... I know I have and thats when we are tested I think... One thing I have learned as I have aged is not everyone is comfortable to show love outwardly, but just a simple smile can bring a feeling of love to ones day and for that it is good.. Great post Bevy... sorry so long but this resonated in me today and what a blessing since February is the month of LOVE.... hugs dear one... XO

  5. You, Bevy, can't make me love you - I just do! ;) ♥

    A wonderful thought to ponder! (ps. I liked the {ouch!} under the quote!)


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