Duty can pack an adequate snack lunch, but love may decide to enclose
a little love note inside...Obligation sends the children to be on
time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out
kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!)...Duty gets offended quickly if it
isn't appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer
joy of doing it. Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often,
love adds a little chocolate.
Written by Linda Andersen in the book Love Adds a Little Chocolate.
When I came to this in my devotion last night I though about Moriah.
Thank you for being a positive light in my life. Keep on SHINING...
I thought if one thing Love is something I am full of. I'm coming to find that there are so many types of love.
I'm praying for the love that works for the sheer joy of doing it. So if you are praying, join me in praying for that
type of love to be present in my life and in all my works. It's the obligation and duty part that are stumping me.
I have always needed to be appreciated and have done certain things to get appreciated. And am left feeling very
let down and empty when the appropriate gratitude is not reciprocated. I need to do everything, even dutiful things,
out of love and not for glory.