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Letters to the Forgotten

Tainted Love

You know that song from the 80s that talks about a lover teasing the other in the game of love. He hates that she teases him. We are the same. A lot of what this world likes to offer us is a tease of what love could be. It is sometimes covered in a frosting of lies and sprinkles of deceit. We hate it, but we seem to feast on what seems to be delicious in the moment when in fact it just hurts our hearts. How do we receive a cure for this sweet toxicity?

Well, the Bible says we reap what we sow. Why not sow some love? Real, genuine, pure love, like you would want to receive. No hiding behind a facade, no lying into the face of fear, no sugar-coating real with fake.

It’s like a story I have heard about about a child who kept wanting to see a mature adult movie because his friends were going. He asked his mom: “Please, it only has a little bit of nudity in it, and only a little bit of cursing.” The mom let him go, but first made him a batch of brownies. She let the boy eat an entire bar before telling him, “I only put a little poop in it.” Now, whether this is a true story or not, looking at it from this perspective, do you really want to receive love with “a little bit of poop in it?” Then stop giving it!

Build your relationships with truth. From there trust will build and truth may continue to flourish provided the truth is not a blunt “weapon” of truth, but one of love and grace for the person that is sitting in front of you. Listen. Even if you do not receive the same love in return, know that you are having great influence around you. In saying that, there is nothing worse than trying to control love. It doesn’t work that way. Sow in love, and also learn to receive it. But you may not be able to see it returned the way you were expecting.


Love ya, love!

Christina Marie

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Love is patient

Love is Kind

Love Does Not Envy

Love does not Boast

Love is not arrogant

Love is not Rude

Love does not Insist in its own way

Love is not irritable of resentful

love does not rejoice at wrongdoing

love rejoices with the truth

love bears all things

love believes all things

Love hopes all things

Love endures all things

Now replace “LOVE” with your name.

Don’t sugarcoat your love!

Christina Rodriguez