The Gravity of The Things We Do to One Another
Benjamin Sledge
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It has been said that romantic love is made up of the lies we share, both about ourselves and about the other. It may be the spice or sugar of life, but without something more substantial to be flavored by these, sugar gets old and spice gives one stomach upset. Eventually we drop the lie and go to the other extreme, “I never loved you, I just felt sorry for you!” Domestic violence may follow. This is the folly of “Following your heart,” when the heart is desperately evil. This is the condition that Christianity (Christian teaching) addresses, our need to admit the evil within ourselves, accept atonement offered by Christ’s suffering on our behalf, and live our lives in humility and service by His Divine aid.

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