22-08: The Power of Love…

The Power of Love… 

Quote

We look forward to the time when
the power of love will replace the love of power.  Then will our world
know the blessings of peace.  ~William
Gladstone~

Meditation

No power on earth can compare to
the all-consuming power of love.  Never underestimate it…especially in giving
it to those that have used you or hurt you.  The world would tell you that
you must exact revenge against those that have wronged you.  Try returning
love instead, and see just how powerful a force it is…to change hearts,
minds, destinies and your own sense of self worth.

Thought for the day

Of all of Jesus’ mandates I find
this one the hardest to live out. 
I still struggle with it, although I have made progress and have the
awareness and acceptance to act on it now.  It is so easy to love our loved ones, our families and
friends that we can become so misguided about our own capacity to love and our
understanding of the commandment “love your neighbor as yourself”.  The commandment does not end with “if
they’re nice people”.  How about
you?  How’s your love life…and I
don’t mean your sex life!

 

Scriptures

But I say unto you which you hear,
Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you.  And unto him that smiteth
thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak
forbid not to take thy coat also.  Give to every man that asketh of thee;
and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.  But love ye
your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward
shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind
unto the unthankful and to the evil.  Be ye therefore merciful, as your
Father also is merciful. ~Jesus (Luke 6:27-30,35,36)~

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God’s]
wrath;  for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says
the Lord.  But if your enemy is hungry, feed him;  if he is thirsty,
give him drink;  for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his
head.  Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil
with good. ~Romans 12:19-21 (Amp)~

 

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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