Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I cannot make you love me.  No one can make someone else love them.  Love requires freedom to work.  Love cannot be pressed on another or forced.  It is only love if I choose it out of my own free will.

That's why we can't force people to go to church.  They must choose it.  That is why we should stop guilting our children about coming over for holidays.  If we make them come to Thanksgiving, it is not love.  They may come, but they will hate it and they will resent us for it.

When we release people from their perceived obligations to us, then they can choose their life paths for themselves.  We may or may not like their choices, but they will be acting out of love instead of coercion.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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