2.02.2008

Love - Hate

I hate it when you like something so much that you end up indulging in whatever that certain something is. Then as a result of your lack of temperance you end up hating it. I hate that.

9 comments:

Christy said...

argh, I agree.

A trivial example: When I was little, my brother and I used to love Cool Whip and, if my mom dared to have a tub in the freezer, we would sneak it out and devour it in a ravish fashion.

...now I hate the stuff.

but it applies to life principles as well. I've experienced that as well. argh.

Anh said...

I love you Jeff.

Anh said...

I hate you Jeff.

Malcolm S. Douglas said...

I feel you on that one.

Anh said...

Okay, I'm back to loving you again. I think the key here is moderation...and less idolization...or something.

Anonymous said...

But sometimes, because of the nature of the thing that you have indulged in, you should end up hating the thing you once loved.
And even more amazing is that God can make us hate sin with a greater passion than that which we loved it in the first place.

Jason Williams said...

Amen to that! Work that change, Lord Jesus!

Carlos Cirilo said...

sooooo true

Anonymous said...

Hate is a strong word.

Know I know that Anh does not hate Jeff. But how often do we hate other people and not say it? Do you hate the person who cut you off in the intersection? How about the person that ruined your marriage by tempting your wife to sleep with him? Or the person who killed your best friend by driving drunk? Or how about the person who tries to take over our job, or does a better job than us, thus inciting feelings of inadequacy or inferiority? All those things evoke hatred and anger out of us towards that person. But can we we hate the very person God died for? Have we thought that the very person we hate God loves so much He sacrificed everything for? Have we really thought of that and internalized it?

Just some random thoughts this morning