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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Local Man Tries Hard, Believes In Self, Fails Miserably

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LOS ANGELES, CA—Local man Nick Watterson tried hard, believed in himself, and yet somehow still failed miserably at his life’s goals, puzzled sources close to the local man claimed Wednesday. Friends and family claim the man is a total failure in spite of putting all his trust and confidence in himself. “I don’t get it—he […]

 

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I like Terry Pratchett's take on it (from 'Wee Free Men'): "…if you trust in yourself…and believe in your dreams…and follow your star…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy."

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