Plymouth Congregational Church

God for All

No Strings Attached


What do you think of the following statement?

“The greatest happiness in life is knowing that you are loved for who you are, and sometimes in spite of who you are. ”

Removing God from the equation, do you think humans are capable of “unconditional love?”


2 thoughts on “No Strings Attached

  1. Lance – I think most of us who are parents would say that our children are where we like to think we come the closest to unconditional love.

    God surely does have a sense of humor, or is really trying to show me I understand nothing, as I had contact this week with the two people in my life who are my “difficult” people. After weeks and weeks of not having to actually deal with them and trying to work through things, and thinking maybe I was making progress, God showed me differently. On two successive nights, I had contact with each of these people. The first night I did fairly well. The second night I [pretty much failed at the “What would Jesus do” attitude. The “choosing to love before understanding” attitude that was talked about in an earlier blog went out the window pretty quickly!

    Pastor Bill … what do you think about this? Is unconditional love found only from God, or are we really capable of it, too?

  2. I’ve tried. I want to think I get it most days. I suspect the closest I come is with my daughter, but even that gets challenged as she gets older. But, despite my honest shortcomings I will keep striving to do the best I can to be that way and accept that I will come up short (unintentionally) and ask God for forgiveness.

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