Have we lost our sense of what love really is? We throw that word around so much I don't think we really give it the respect it deserves.
We love God, our family, our homes and pizza. We also love our jobs, ourselves and going to movies. We love our clothing, our pets, and our friends.
But do we really love all of these things? Or have we forgotten to say what we really mean? We love God and like pizza. We love our family members and like sporting events.
If we have forgotten the difference between "love" and "like", how can we then measure our love?
Does Mark Brown love his raccoons? Probably. In the last blog I wrote, -Beth- mentioned the family who kept a wild deer as a pet in their house. Do they love that deer? Most likely. Do animal hoarders love the animals they hoard? Do we love our pets?
But do we love them enough? If we take wild animals away from their natural habitats, if we keep them from living as God meant for them to be, do we love them? Or are we using them for our own entertainment and gratification?
If we keep pets and don't care for them, do we love them? I don't mean providing them with French cuisine, just basic, common care. I have a dog, and just to control fleas and prevent heartworms I pay about $50.00 every 3 months. It doesn't include food, shots, etc. Multiply that by 43.......