Great Love Leads to Great Sacrifice

For all of April, I’m going wordless for the A to Z Challenge.

The title of each post is a phrase/ sentence
that inspires me as a writer, and below is a picture I think best embodies it. In the comments, I invite you to discuss
what the phrase means to you, as a person, a reader, or whatever other
role you might choose for yourself in life.

Great Love Leads to Great Sacrifice

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  1. Suzy

    I really had to think about this one. I think if you love unconditionally and truly with your heart, then sacrifice just does not enter into the picture. In my view, if the feeling of sacrifice surfaces then love becomes conditional.

  2. Melody

    If you really love coffee, you will work harder so you can buy the good stuff. (That's what the picture made me think.) I do indeed really love my coffee. 😉

  3. Linda Fischer

    I hate to sound cliche-ish, but all I can think of is that great verse in the bible..

    For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have ever lasting life.

    He gave his son for us… great Love- Great sacrifice.


  4. Kristen Dyrr

    Well, you always have to make some sacrifices to be with someone. It's no longer all about you. If you truly love someone, you will want them to be happy, and you're never going to agree on everything. That means you both have to sacrifice, so you can both be happy together.

    Also, I think that photo is amazing. Not only do I love hearts, but I'm crazy for coffee too! 🙂

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  5. Rusty Webb

    I'm stopping by on my A to Z journey. Nice theme. It is an inspiring quote today. The picture makes me think of someone who really loves coffee beans.

  6. Wendy H

    Separate from the caption of the day, I would say the picture says to me, "I love coffee." And I do, so I can relate. 🙂

    As for the caption, I do agree that the more we love someone, the more we are willing to give up to make them happy. Which can be good or bad, but I think we do tend to do that.

    Nice to meet you through the A to Z!

  7. Tracy Moore

    Nice line. What it means to me is that when it comes to something/someone important to us, we often let go of other things in order to focus better on those things/people. Lately I haven't been sacrificing and am finding myself overwhelmed and not productive…so not only is this a good line, it's also got a lot of truth in it. Now, to figure out what I should sacrifice first. 🙂

  8. sassyspeaks

    As writers, or any genre of artists, or farmers as you photo implies, all are great loves and all lead to sacrifice, something, in order to tend to our gardens (stories are gardens, cultervated and nurtured)

  9. Al Diaz

    This inevitably makes me think on Mother Dragon. I have no doubt she's the person that loves me the most on the world by far. All the things she does for me, the way she takes care of me and helps me, boy, you really need world size big love to do all that for another.

  10. Jaimie

    I like the coffeebeans, but what the phrase makes me think of is this–

    "Greater love has no one than this, that he laid down his life for his friends." And that is what Jesus did for us–gave up his life for those who believe in him. And what's even more amazing is that he even died for his enemies, so that they could become his friends as well.

    Thought-provoking post today! Thanks!

    Living in the Light
    A to Z Ambassador

  11. Tina

    What a wonderful photo.
    Sacrifice is what love is all about. Giving up what I want for the sake of husband and kids is what's required, in my opinion. It doesn't mean I'm a doormat who never gets to do anything I want, it just means my priorities are God, The Engineer, The Kids, and then me.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge