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Feb 6

Unconditional Love

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, TreeHouse, Values

Unconditional love, unfailing love (as the Bible calls it) or “love without strings” as we call it at TreeHouse is a rare & precious commodity.

A commodity that you and I can increase.

To paraphrase Leo Buscaglia, “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be herself or himself
– to laugh with me, but never at me;
– to cry with me, but never because of me;
– to love life,
– to love yourself,
– to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.” 1

Aug 18

Extravagant Love

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love“, the singer sang.  1

Watching the movie Lion King this week reminded me of that kind of unfailing love.

Simba lost his father King Mufasa through the treachery of his uncle.  As time passes the young adult, but rebellious king-to-be is avoiding responsibility accompanied by his friends Timon and Pumbaa.

Rafiki, the monkey-mentor, led Simba through the wilderness to a pool of water. Ripples form across the surface of the water, reflecting Mufasa’s face. Simba has a vision of his father speaking to him. 2