Irenic Thoughts

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What does love mean?

Dear children,
let us stop just saying we love each other;
let us really show it by our actions.
—I John 3:18

“What does love mean?” This question was posed to a group of children 5-8 years old. Here are some of their answers:

Chrissy, 6: “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”

Nikka, 6: “If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.”

Tommy, 6: “Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.”

Elaine, 5: “Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”

Rebecca, 8: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis, too. That’s love.”

Most important of all,
continue to show deep love for each other,
for love covers a multitude of sins.
—I Peter 4:8



  • At 10/18/2007 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When my oldest daughter was very young I started asking her “How much do I love you”
    She would spread her arms wide and proclaim “All the way around the world”
    Now she is the one to ask that question “How much do I love you” and her little sister and brother spread their arms wide and proclaim “All the way around the world” And in turn they ask her the same question, followed by running to her widespread arms. That is Love!!


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