Faults are thick where love is thin.
Happy Wednesday Dear One
"Faults are thick where love is thin." This little seven word proverb is amazing. It's a deep, deep well and a two edged sword.
Have you ever been relaxing on the back porch in a beautiful Spring day, or on the beach in the Summer sun, trying to set your life in order and take better care of yourself, when a friend, a family member, some one close to you who has used the words "I love you" in your direction, comes along, sits down with you and begins disrupting you with all the things that are wrong with you? I have.
Or have you ever held a microscope up to and shone a light on someone's failings under the name of tough love? I have.
Have you ever done something in secret or in private that would hurt the one you love if he or she found out about it? I have.
Or have you ever loved anyone so much that all you wanted to do was to please them, including overlooking their faults? I have.
Have you ever been the receiver of that kind of love? I have.
And have you appreciated it as much as you should have? I haven't.
Everyone has faults, even my enemies. I try to make mercy, love and forgiveness be the rule. Do I succeed? Not yet. Not always. Who does?
But the time has come to thicken the love and thin out the faults.
Be jolly and smile at a stranger today.