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Romans 8:1-4 (1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spir...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Still Alive

I have another date on Wednesday. We decided to meet for lunch. Guess I'll have to post on Thursday. Got me a portable Internet device. It works OK, as long as we are away from Somerset.

I had a dear friend. She was always cheerful and spoke positively of life.

She died Friday afternoon. We're having a memorial service for her tomorrow. Selling the house, moving, cleaning, crying, soothing the girls, dealing with legal issues: it's all jumbled up in my brain, and I don't know how to act.

1 Thessolonians 5:13-18

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Difference in Love

Eros is often bashed by Christians who don't understand that it is also romantic love. Romance is often pleasant and covers a wide variety of behaviors. It's not just sex, but usually leads to it. It is infatuation and being 'in love'.

Agape is the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. It knows no boundaries, and is completely and utterly unselfish.

Phileo is the love of friendship or brotherly love.

I had agape for someone because he needed the Word. I developed phileo for him as we talked and shared the Word together. Unfortunately, I think I am also in love. I have all the symptoms, even to the point of feeling distress when I don't get to see him. It seems to be unrequited.

I am old enough to deal with this, but I still don't like it! He might change where he goes to fellowship, and that could help. I'm sorry it happened this way. I needed his calm.