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(Gospel) ”He went away sad.”
True love has two ingredients: giving everything you should, and then giving everything else.
When either one goes missing, the result is the same: a broken, dysfunctional heart. It’s true for human love: you fulfil those marriage vows through thick and thin, in health and sickness, until death do you part, and then you add every detail, every day of your lives together.
And it’s true for the love story between God and us. First we obey the commandments, we follow through on the duties that go along with the gift of life. But we also have to give God those daily details of heartfelt love. When either duty and devotion goes missing, hearts break and tears flow.