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Just as an acorn is perfected when it grows into a mature oak, how do we obtain our perfection or chief end? For what purpose were we created and to what end do we necessarily aspire?
“Only when we love without regard to the identity of the beloved can we ever waive retribution and truly love our enemies.” – Soren Kierkegaard
The Conference affirms as our Lord’s principle and standard of marriage a life-long and indissoluble union, for better or worse, of one man with one woman, to the exclusion of all others on either side, and calls on all Christian people to maintain and bear witness to this standard. Resolution 67, 1920…
“In the perfect sense, forgiveness is not reconciliation when forgiveness is asked for; but it is reconciliation to need to forgive beforehand long before the other is person is perhaps thinking of seeking forgiveness.” – Soren Kierkegaard
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
We will find in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, the highest morals and the perfect standard of the Christian life. – St. Augustine
Even though the Beloved breaks off the relationship or fails to reciprocate the love, so long as the Lover continues to love, the love remains.
It is only an illusion to imagine that one himself has forgiveness, although one is slack in forgiving others.
Only when we presuppose the existence of love in the other do we have the foundation in which to build up the love in the other.
Our Love is known by its Works of Love just as tree is know by its fruit. Luke 6:44
The task is not to find the loveable object, but to find the object before you loveable. To love is to love the person one sees.
To paraphrase Jesus (Matt. 7:24-27), a relationship can either be built on the rock of God’s love or the shifting sands of human preference.