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Sat - Aug 04, 2007 : 06:55 pm
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When You Care...
Today I had an interesting thought.  It's a question that possibly has thousands of answers, but, since I'm on a pensive streak, I thought I'd write down some of what I came up with.

The thought was "How do you tell if someone cares for you?", which also spawned the thought, "How do I tell if I care for someone else?", which spawned a very interesting thought, which could be a whole entry on its own, "Have you fallen in love with an idea, or a person?"

So...  How can you tell?

I believe I can tell that I *really* care for someone if I bend my life around what that person wants.  End of story.

I mean, the Bible tells us that "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  So... There ya have it.

What does this tell me?  It tells me I've got a *long* way to go before I can honestly say "I care about you more than anything", to my wife.  Is it because I don't love her enough?....  Yup.  But not because I don't want to.  It's because I can't - yet.

I'm too selfish, plain and honest.  If I cared about my wife more than anything, I'd have her wellbeing and comfort on my mind every second I could.  Do I?  Nope.

But I can say this, with the same amount of honesty:  I want to love her that much.

Also, a quick note about something that could be the topic of an entire blog entry:  I honestly believe that one's capacity to love is directly correlated to one's capacity to follow Him that loves greater than us all.

So, bottom line, the more we follow the commandments of God, the greater our capacity to love will be.

And that's that!