A Love Worth Keeping
By; Danny Wallace
Far too much of life is consumed with keeping up false pretenses in return for what can best be described as a “fickle love.” We learn very early in life that most people will show us favor only if we carefully keep up a façade that meets their approval. We all need to matter, and every person wants to be loved, so we often find ourselves making emotional masks to gain an attention that is not “love,” at all.
The love religion offers in the name of Jesus is far inferior to the love He delivered to our heart. While we stood guilty, sinful, and condemned – Jesus wrapped His arms around us and loved just the way we were. Why then do withhold such love from those who need it most?
Because of how we choose to love others we fall into the trap of performing to a standard to receive such love from others. Life’s greatest tragedy is in seeking a love that isn’t real simply because it’s the measure of love we have self-righteously chosen to give.
Many people say that it is far better to be hated for who we are, than to be loved for who we are not. I say that unconditional love is best. It loves us for who we are, not who we could become. When we understand this we discover a love worth keeping, and the only love worth passing on to others.