Greetings Prayer Warriors,
A few weeks ago while listening to the radio, the topic was marriage. Of course, my ears perked up. I heard the following:
Love is a gift, not a trade.
What would the state of marriages be if we lived that! out?! What if everything we did, said, and provided for our spouse was all gift?
The host continued:
Marriage is dying to self.
Well, I thought, I guess that would be necessary if love is a gift, not a trade. Can one love without expectations?
Well, we do have a perfect example of that. Stop, look at a crucifix, and mediate on His Passion. Love as a gift, not a trade.
It (love) does not seek its own interests. 1 Corinthians 13:5
Pray for yourself, your spouse, and/or other marriages, that we as children of God may learn by His example, to give love without expectations.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Love someone without expectations. Pass it on!