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  • Love – The Verb

    Posted on June 14th, 2012 rhonda No comments

    For God so loved the world that He have His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life . . .

    John 3:16

    Love is an action.  When I was first told that, not only did the information come as a surprise, but it was so contrary to everything I believed and had been taught, that I actually resisted it.  Action is my word of wisdom for today.

    It’s true.  The person who loves you is the person who treats you with love and performs loving acts on your behalf.  Based on His actions, God is love.  I could have avoided a lot of foolishness if I’d known that before.

    As a social worker, I’ve had opportunity to meet survivors of various forms of abuse – financial, sexual, physical, and emotional.  My encounters with them have taught me that it would be a mistake to believe a man loves you just because he says so.  It would be wise to really observe a person over a period of time before you develop an emotional attachment.


    The purpose of If I Knew Then What I Know Now is to share some insights that I wish someone had told me about when I was younger.  There’s a fuller explanation on my first post, written on May 14, 2012.


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