True Love Allows for Mistakes

A man and woman fall in love, decide to stay in love with each other and swear fidelity for the rest of their lives to that bond that gives them stability and certainty in an unstable and uncertain world. A man heeds his reason and seeks that which is good. He listens to his heart and seeks to love in the face of hatred, to be generous in the face of greed and selfishness, to go through life on an even keel even in the face of the storms and vicissitudes of life. Living a life of faith and love does not mean not making mistakes or taking the right actions all of the time. Faith and love allows for failures and errors and mistakes. In fact, it is faith and love that allow me to rise up from my failures and errors and mistakes. For without faith, one failure or one failing is enough to destroy me for the rest of my life. It is faith in myself and in the fact that I have been created as a person of value that I can rise up and try again. Without love, I shall be forever condemned for my errors and mistakes of which I have many. It is the fact that I am surrounded by people who love me that I can try again to right those mistakes; that I have a God who loves me so much that he is willing to forgive me my failings so that I can start anew with a clean slate.

Jesus said to the crowds, “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.”
Matthew 5:33-37

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2 Responses to True Love Allows for Mistakes

  1. sayshaze says:

    Thank you for this. You brought clarity and relief. Now, I do understand my husband more.
    Stay Blessed! And may you have a great day.

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