Sunday, November 15, 2020

November 15--"We Still Love You"

You don't love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults. 
--William Faulkner

    One time when a dear friend was hanging up the phone from a conversation with his elderly parents, his dad finished off with "We still love you." WHAT!?!?!?! It was a little baffling, wondering what the rest of the sentence was... "We still love you even though _____________." I guess this is a somewhat comical example of being loved despite the faults!?!?!?
    When we fall in love, we think the other is the bee's knees. Inevitably, as we get to know him/her more intimately, faults appear. Then comes a decision point whether the virtues outweigh the faults--can we continue to love despite the faults? Often, no matter how great the virtues, the faults become just too much to handle. 
    I'm very grateful to be loved despite my faults. It means I can simply enjoy being me (the virtues) without having to be perfect, i.e. faultless. 
    Have a wonderful "warts and all" day!

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