You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride;
you have stolen my heart
with one glance of your eyes,
Song of Solomon 4:9 (NIV)
16 years ago today she stole my heart and never gave it back.
"One doesn't turn the cheek in every sense; only in the sense of returning good for evil. He has sinned. Caring for him in his sin, you give the other person the opportunity to repent and do the right thing instead."
"In effect by returning good for evil you are demanding better of him than he has given you thus far. You aggressively refuse to accept his sinful behavior and thrust forth your other cheek for a kiss rather than a slap."
"That is not passivity. That is an active, aggressive, demanding response that requires something different from the persecutor. Doing good to another involves the most violent sort of attack upon him. It is a pointed thrust at his basic stance toward you and ultimately toward God."
"The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life."
Proverbs 31:11-12 (NASV)
"Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come."
"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us... For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."