Advent Daily Devotional (Day 25)

Tuesday, Dec 22 – DAY 25

Love also has other expressions. It can involve partners with whom we achieve eros, a passionate love. Over time, it is also found as a more mature love that endures through long-term relationships, and is called pragma.
            As one commentator explained, “Unlike the other types of love, pragma is the result of effort on both sides. It’s the love between people who’ve learned to make compromises, have demonstrated patience and tolerance to make the relationship work.” These forms of love, both the passionate and spicy eros and the seasoned and abiding pragma, hold significance in the spectrum of human experiences of love, all of which echo the greatest love: agape.  — Rev Gail

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Psalm 85:10

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
— Ann Landers

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. Nicholas Sparks

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