The Exchange of Money

I see now that “I love you” was going to cost me….

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Today I sit and re-read the memoirs of my life. The pages are plagued with virtue. Like reciting in a mirror, I hear the words I’ve often wondered about. So many I know use it loosely – the English language as a bargaining tool. Those dear to hear words mean so little from behind the vocal cords…. “I love You”. To some, this term of endearment is not hardly more than a form of currency – a way to “buy your way in”. Redundantly, it sours the hearts of many.

Looking back on younger days, where desperation played a part, I see now that “I love you” was going to cost me. If I only understood that, ” I love you “, was a form of currency. Today, and only now, it comes to me, as a friend once explained, “She wanted my wallet”. Connecting the dots of trials and tribulations, I see God was non-existent. As money can’t buy love, those three simple words can at times.

Trying to come to some kind of peace, I feel like I’m getting madder by the minute! How ruthless are those with ulterior motives that want to control the situation by bleeding “I love you” – a vice to the brokenhearted?

It’s pathetic to believe that some can get what they want with, ” I love you “, at the tip of a tongue. Now scorned, my calloused soul retreats to the dark where little light is shown. Riddled with questions, best guessed answers lie in the remnants of rotten boxes tucked away for safekeeping. Their weight are words now replaced by actions. Moving on, I realize God was there all along – waiting on me to make a move. Peace has replaced the innuendos and harmony reigns like heavens above.

The sound of three little words exemplifies that talk is cheap, when you really do not mean it.

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Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.  (Luke 3:14)

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have.  (Hebrews 13:5)



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