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Say "I Love You!"

I'm supposed to sleep early tonight because I need to wake up early tomorrow for the Cornerstone Teach Expo. But I am just so inspired that I couldn't let this day pass without saying "I love You too, Lord!"

Last night, after exchanging some messages with Kuya Lon, I got a reply which really made me smile: "Thanks sa info, Aiz! Love you. Mwah." I happily replied, "I love you too, Kuya Marlon!"

Tonight, I called up several people to remind them about the activity tomorrow. When I was about to end my conversation with a brother, he said, "Salamat, Ate Aiz. I love you!" Again, I simply smiled and said, "I love you too, Eyie!" 

Fr. Augustine Wyn, one of the regular priests who celebrates mass at the CFC GMC, loves to say "I love you!" But more than that, he loves to hear people saying those three words to him. He's right when he said that it always brings a happy feeling every time you receive an "I love you" message from people, however mode it was communicated - through phone, email, text, Facebook message, Twitter DM, or personal. 

Yes, love is a beautiful thing. It brings out the best in people. Because love is God and God is love. :) 

There came a time in my life when I ceased to say "I love you" just because I thought it was either overused or misused. I stopped believing in the "I love you's" which I hear from the people around me because I'm afraid of what has been inculcated in my mind by a previous relationship: They don't really love you. They just say they do because they want you to trust them. And when you already fall into their trap, they can easily break your heart into tiny pieces until you're left with nothing. No one will love you, because you're such a helpless baby. 

But since I never lost faith in God (all because of His grace, praise be to Him!), I eventually regained my belief in love. Thanks to the people that He powerfully used to make me realize that nothing - as in nothing - can ever separate me from Him, that is to say, nothing can ever separate me from love. :) 

I live because I am created and being sustained by the God of all grace who deeply loves me. I learn because I am being hurt in the process of loving others. I move on and continue my journey towards my true home, because the greatest love of my life strengthens me and promises to not just wait for me at the "finish line" but to patiently walk with me. And everyday, this LOVE (read: GOD) of mine never fails to remind me how much He treasures me. He says "I love you" in the most unique, most romantic ways. He is indeed the sweetest!

With a lover so great, so faithful, and so beautiful as He is, how can I not say "I Love You, too!" :)

How about you, did you hear God's "I love you" today? Or did you allow yourself to be God's "I love you" to anyone? :)

Say I Love You. It makes the world a little piece of heaven. :)


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