A few weeks ago, our helper/nanny Grace and I and Chase were driving back from the Aquarium. It was a 1.5-hour car ride so we started talking about lots of things. I really appreciated that she was not shy about pointing out my flaws. She told me how I could be a better husband by trying to understand Wendy’s needs more, and to do the little tender things like giving her small gifts or simply rubbing her sore back. And she exhorted me to establish clearer behavioral limits for Chase.
At the end of the car ride, Grace said something very interesting. She said: “After all, when someone gets married, or if that person has children, even if he doesn’t want to change anything about his life, he must have changed at least a little bit to adjust to the new person in his life. Most people go through many changes. So why not dare to go even further and change even more so as to be more loving to his loved ones?”
I completely agree. To be willing to change your life for the sake of other people is to express love to other people. To change is to love.
Question/Reflection: What costly sacrifices do I need to make for the sake of the loved ones in my life?
|To Change Is… (1): To Grow
To Change Is… (2): To Love
To Change Is… (3): To Love God