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Thoughts: Reg was a proud graduate of West Point. He had a distinguished career in the Army, rising to the rank of full colonel. He was horrified when West Point began admitting young women.
The daughter of an Army friend of Reg was in the first class which included women. When she came home for Christmas, Reg saw her at a Christmas party.
“Merry Christmas, Uncle Reg!” she trilled. “I’m a Black Knight now, just like you!”
Wincing inwardly, Uncle Reg smiled at her. “Well, well,” he coughed. “How do you like your D.I?"”
“Oh, I just love him!” she squealed.
(Drill instructors are usually feared and detested. Uncle Reg asked no more questions.)
In the 11 ½ verses in our scripture, the word “love” (in different forms) is used 27 times. Manifestly, it is clear that we must love others, because god first loved us.
Discussion: What different kinds of love do we experience in our lives?
Activity: Think of someone you have known and have not liked nor loved. Then think of any lovable qualities which this person had. If there be any virtue, think on these things.
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