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I saw this on a post on Facebook and had to share here. In the light of recent events in my personal live and the world, this quote hit home. I love my daughter, my mom, and my immediate family. I have a few close friends who I love. I want them to know, I WON’T JUMP SHIP ON YOU!

Anyone else, well, that remains to be seen.

The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake.

Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice; it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.