Sidewalk Bends

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Love, a Reward unto Itself

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God's LoveIt has been said by some that unconditional love will cure the evils of this world. It has also been said by others that sometimes love is not enough because some people will always do evil things. Some people are hurtful and often recommit harmful acts. Is it possible that by having the attitude or belief that some can never redeem themselves that we are judging others before they are given a chance? And by judging, do we truly love, or does our love become conditional on whether a person chooses to accept our love? By choosing to love, do we not also choose to understand where a person is coming from, and the circumstances by which a person makes their choices? By choosing to love, do we not also choose to stand by a person regardless of the choices one makes? By choosing to love, do we not put aside our grudges and live by each moment?

All too often we are quick to judge. We want results, but yet we are unwilling to compromise. we want justice, but yet we place conditions. We want happiness, but only by our own terms. So is love enough? Can love really solve all? Perhaps the question should be, do I truly understand what it means to love unconditionally? Can I love when it matters? Can I love without want for gain? Can I love and still allow others to be themselves? Can I love and still accept the love from another? Can I love knowing that it may not be reciprocated?

Love is a reward unto itself, the fruits of which are sometimes unseen, but always felt. Though we may each come to understand it by different means, it is real and it is powerful. We are all capable of loving and we are all capable of being loved, but we must all choose our way.

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Written by Sidewalk Bends

April 19, 2010 at 4:10 am

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