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18 août 2006

Message d'amour (english speaking) A love message

The Essence of Love

All the best things in life come packaged in a ribbon of risk. You untie
the gift, you assume the risk, and equally, the joy. Parenthood is like
that. Marriage is like that. Friendship is like that. In order to
experience life in the full sense, you expose yourself to a bottomless
pit of vulnerability. That is the essence of true love.—Kristin
Armstrong

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Ref: 1 Corinthians 13

1. Though I can speak five languages and talk intelligently on dozens of
subjects, if I don't have enough love to keep from gossiping or putting
down others, I'm not just making so much useless noise, I'm being
downright destructive.

2. And though I read the Bible regularly and even know parts of it by
heart, and though I pray daily and have a lot of faith and other
spiritual gifts, if I don't have enough love to sometimes sacrifice some
of my personal desires for others' sakes, then all of my "spirituality"
amounts to nothing.

3. And though I work two jobs to provide for my family, and though I
give to charity and volunteer for every community project that comes up,
if I don't show love and kindness to those I live and work with, all my
hard work and self-sacrifice are worthless.

4. Love has a long, hard, frustrating day at the office, yet doesn't get
snappy and short-tempered. Love is happy for the other guy when he gets
all the breaks. Love doesn't have to drive the flashiest car, live in
the biggest house, or have all the latest gadgets. Love doesn't always
have to be the boss or have the last word.

5. Love isn't rude or crude, isn't selfish, and doesn't gripe,
guilt-trip, or pressure others to get what it wants. Love is too busy
being concerned about the needs of others to spend much time worrying
about its own. Love doesn't freak out when things don't go its way. Love
is quick to believe the best about people and slow to believe the rest.

6. Love hates to hear gossip and instead wants only to talk about
others' good qualities and the good that they've done. Love knows that
what it listens to, watches, or reads will affect its attitudes and
actions and thereby have an effect on others, so it's careful about how
it spends its time.

7. Love is flexible, takes everything in stride, and can handle whatever
comes its way. Love is always ready to give others the benefit of the
doubt and looks for the best in them. Love wants to see others reach
their full potential and does all it can to make that happen. Love never
runs out of patience, even with those who are slow to get with the
program or do their share. Love doesn't keep looking at its watch when
others are talking.

8. Love never fails. I fail others, and others can fail me. We all can
be mistaken, misguided, or confused at times. Our words and deeds often
fall short, and our bright ideas don't always play out the way we want
or expect them to.

9. We're frail, fallible, and often foolish, and our understanding of
the world we live in, not to mention the world to come, is only partial
at best.

10. But when God's Spirit of love lives in us, that changes everything.

11. We're really just children when it comes to practicing real love,
but God can help us outgrow our childish ways.

12. Without Him we're clueless when it comes to love and the other
things that matter most in life, but when we live in His kingdom—the
kingdom of Heaven that Jesus said is even now within us—we can see
things as He does, get our priorities straight, pull out the stops, and
live and love to the full.

13. There are lots of nice things in life and lots of good things, but
none are as good or as important as love!

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