LOVE


Love is the strongest feeling known
An encompassing passion an extreme strength
an overwhelming excitement

Love is not trying not to hurt the other person
Trying not to change the other person
Trying not to dominate the other person
Trying not to deceive the other person

Love is understanding each other
Listening to each other
Supporting each other
Having fun with each other

Love is not an excuse to stop growing
Not an excuse to stop making yourself better
Not an excuse to lessen one's goals
Not an excuse to take the other person for granted


FRIENDSHIP


A Friend is ...
someone who is concerned with everything you do
someone who is concerned with everything you think
someone to call upon during bad times
someone who understands whatever you do
someone who refuses to listen to gossip about you
someone who does not compete with you
someone who is genuinely happy for you when things go well
someone who tries to cheer you up when things don't go well

SOME PEOPLE WILL BE YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE OF WHOM YOU KNOW
SOME PEOPLE WILL BE YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE OF YOUR POSITION
SOME PEOPLE WILL BE YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE OF THE WAY YOU LOOK
SOME PEOPLE WIL BE YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE OF YOUR POSSESSIONS
BUT THE ONLY REAL FRIENDS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE THEY LIKE YOU FOR HOW YOU ARE INSIDE

The crux of Christianity is in GIVING. It is not a tripartite formula wherein
one goes to church and BELIEVE, FOLLOW and have FAITH in JESUS.

Our lord Jesus was born like us, live like us but die so unlike us. We will
never die hanging from a cross but all of us must die for DEATH is the final
offering of self to God. Life with its moments of Joy and Strength, of
Failures and Weakness is only the dry run the practice of self-surrender to
Him. There must be a moment of irrevocable giving of Self to the other, to
another. In life where are the areas of Self-giving, my own self-giving?

BE HAPPY TO BE THE WONDERFUL UNIQUE, VERY SPECIAL PERSON THAT YOU ARE.