Monday, February 6, 2012

Venomous words, how deeply do they bite...

And the poison is not withdrawn when the sound of them fades away.

Why do we turn our toungs on those we profess to love, saying things we would not dare say to a stranger? Why is it that spouses, parents, and siblings have to bear negligence, disdain, accusations, harsh rebukes and other such things that we would never abuse a friend with?

Are we taking advantage of their good will? "They will love me no matter what, so no matter what I say, they'll get over it"?? Why d0 we despise their love? We trample over what is the strongest of human feelings ever given to us by our Creator, as if it were a child's plaything, to be picked up and enjoyed or cast aside at a whim.

A beautiful passage from the Bible from paints a true and awful picture of what love is like, how strong it is, and tells it's worth.

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave:
the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:
if a man would give all the substance of his house for love
it would utterly be contemned.

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