Empathy And Companionship

Quite often, when someone else is suffering, we assume they need what we would need if we were in the same situation.  However, we all deal with suffering differently.  We all need different things, at least on a superficial level, when we are struggling with life’s difficulties.  But, deep down, we all want to know…

A Love Never Withdrawn

Whether consciously or subconsciously, I have long held the belief that if I make the wrong decision, take the wrong action, or even have the wrong intention, God will abandon me, that He* will withdraw His love, and that He will punish me with His absence.  But, this is not how God behaves.  God’s love…

Love Is Selfless

Love makes us want to take away the pain of others.  It does not want others to feel pain, including our own pain.  Love is generous and patient.  It does not force itself on others, making demands and insisting on having its’ way for threat of consequences.  Love is forgiving.  It does not punish others…

Loving Behavior

The feeling of love, like all feelings, is something that comes and goes, but we can act with love forever if we so choose.  We can choose to behave in a loving way toward others regardless of how we feel. Our feelings are unreliable anyway.  They are tied into a variety of factors, many of…