Freedom is the power to give self permanently in love.
Paul Hinnebush, OP
Love is the reason we exist. We were created by God to give and receive love. However the balance between giving and receiving love often seems out of balance.
Over the years, I have discovered that the receiving of love is a natural result from the giving of love. The balance of love comes to us when we freely extend love to others and find love being returned.
As we choose to reach out in love, love most often comes back twicefold. This pattern is validated in scripture: 1 John 4:19 “We love because God first loved us.”
Even when love is not returned for love given, we can always know the worth of that love is acknowledged in God’s eyes.
Love is never wasted.