Thursday, December 17, 2015

"What If" Love Really Was Never Having To Say You're Sorry?

Happy Holidays and it's now 8 days before Christmas ;-) If you haven't seen this love story before, please rent this movie! It's perfect to watch during the holidays and it's an oldie but goodie!

Well, if you are a baby boomer (like!), you can probably remember this famous quote, "Love Is Never Having to Say You're Sorry!"

This quote is from one of my all time favorite movies that came out in 1970: Love Story, starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw.

"What if" love really was never having to say you're sorry?    
Sometimes we can say things so quickly out of our mouths and without thinking, you and your spouse/significant other get into a big argument, bad words are being exchanged between you and your children and/or you and your sibling(s)have a misunderstanding that last for more years than you want to think aboutIn an instant, things go from good to bad!  Where is the love? Where is "I'm sorry?" Family will always be family.  Your children and spouse are your bookends and your sibling(s) are the DNA love strings that connect you for life!

When you are in love or you love someone,the chances of something being said that is out of the ordinary, is very likely.  How awesome is it that our God loves us so much and so unconditionally, that sometimes, saying you are sorry for something, is all that He wants!  Amazingly, He will and does forgive us over and over again!  Regardless of what, He still loves us, no matter how many times we say we're "sorry", for anythingHe is God and His love for us "requires and commands" us to apologize and to make good on a wrong we have done. "It is necessary to say that we are sorry" sometimes, because although God forgives us, there are always consequences that we may face from occurrences, that prompt us to say "I'm sorry."
So unlike this famous movie (as much as I love it), love "really" is having to say you're sorry!
Why?  Because God requires that we do and it truly is "so easy to say!" It's as simple as that.

Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

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