One aspect of life I struggle with is unconditional love, or more specifically showing that type of love. Being back home, I am seeing first hand the issues my parents have been going through with my younger brother and sister. Its easy to love family when you are miles away and across the world; prayer is really the only thing you can actively do. When you are in the mix of it though, its a bit different. Its so frustrating to look at the lifestyle my younger sister is living, when I disapprove of so much of what she does. I get so upset and angry at the choices she makes, knowing how it can affect her present and future. If I try to say anything to her, she gets mad, defensive, and yells back. If I say nothing, I feel like I’m not doing my sisterly duty of trying to reach her. Its rough. A huge part of me likes living so far away, so I don’t have to get involved…but while I’m here, how do I show love to her? Its the question that brings so much controversy into many debates today: How do you show love to the person without condoning the particular behavior? Its something I’m trying to come to grips with.
July 20, 2008
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