This is a beautiful illustration of what it means to love someone else enough to risk rejection. Love is risky, but without love there is no hope, no compassion, no empathy, and no joy. Love only seeks what is best for the other person, whether they want it or not. Reb-blogged from https://kristeennicolegillooly.wordpress.com.
It’s a sad day for me as I reflect on a friend that has passed away, a friend I didn’t always get along with but one in which I sacrificed a lot to be there for her during difficult times. We taught each other a lot about love, sacrifice, and surrender.
I’ll never forget a conversation we had recently. She was feeling worthless, like her life had no meaning or purpose, and she struggled with whether or not I truly loved her. She wasn’t sure anyone really loved her. On this particular day, she needed to be rushed to the hospital for a life-threatening health issue but refused on the grounds that no one cared about her anyway. Several people had tried to reason with her all day, and we finally decided to do an intervention.
I had discussed God with her many times during our friendship and she mostly…
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