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Real Love Sets Limits

Love…does indeed in set limits.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

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I puzzled over the caption of this photo for a while trying to understand what Alistair Begg was getting at…finally, my poor muddled brain got it.

Begg is commending people who set limits on their own personal rights in the name of loving others.

How does this translate into real life? My life? Yours?

It means I don’t glibly say, “Well, we have freedom in Christ…so I can do whatever I want!”

I don’t act insensitively by making a choice that might hurt another person (or their faith.)

It also means that my heart is right toward those around me…I don’t judge them (or their decisions) simply because I don’t understand or agree with them.

Overall, true love toward others translates into me always considering another’s welfare above my own.

Which, in Max Lucado’s words, means that, “my faith makes me likable.”

Not a pushover.
Not wishy-washy.
Not indifferent.
Not…

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