Three Words (COOL Lent: 2008)

5 Minutes of Caring: Three Words

No three words have more power in the English language than “I love you.” When said for the first time in the context of a new relationship it immediately changes things – adds an intensity and an intentionality to what may have been a less formal arrangement.

When withheld or misused, these three words can be the kiss of death for a waning relationship.

Knowing that someone else loves us is a basic human need. The gravity of these words is always a great reminder of how important our recognition of others is. Whether it is within our family, our church or in our network of friends – sharing the gift of love may provide hope and connections for those who need them most.

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