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Invest; Choose Love

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“A new command I give you: Loveoneanother. As I have loved you, so you must loveoneanother.  John 13:34

On Saturday, my sweetie and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary.  Over the years, believe it or not, my sweetheart has done some things that irritated me and yes even hurt me.  I also realize that, on occasion, I have done the same thing to him.   I can choose to let small petty things bother and damage a relationship or I can choose to let them go and forgive.  However, we often hold on to those hurts and then they fester and poison the relationship.   Whether it’s a spouse, a coworker, a parent, child, or someone else we choose to extend love or not.  I know it’s not a popular thing to say, but especially in marriage, love is definitely a choice; an investment into another person. Jesus tells his disciples “you must love one another”.  The word Jesus uses is must, not ought to, or should, or even try; it’s a command, not a suggestion. One thing I am sure of, if Jesus command…