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|
Wow. I remember when I had to do an exercise that was similar to this for a writing class. I chose to do mine on snails. Yours is better.
Cherish it…. don't let it slip through your fingers…
Writer In Transit
True that great love always needs sacrifice
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.
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. 😉
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.
And from the hands, the beans are symbolic of a shared love.
Peaceful wishes to you, my friend.
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! 🙂
From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com
I feel this in so many aspects in my life. Kids, writing, marriage and a career. #true
What a great phrase! With the picture, it reminds me that love is built out of many tiny things.
Great line. I loved your choice of pic too.
Shawn at Laughing at Life 2
Again, your choice of phrase will send me off thinking. My initial thought is that this must be the love of a mother for her children.
Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain
I completely agree too.
Very true statement. I love the photo too. 🙂
As several have noted, the greatest sacrifice was an act of the greatest love / that was Jesus dying to save even the most despicable of men
I agree with that 🙂
I feel like that phrase really says it all.
Probably because we wish to treasure the most prized or valuable possession which is rare.
are those coffee beans? I love coffee.
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.
Yes it does.Love the picture!
When you sacrifice the thing you love most, you grow closer to God.
Sania at Embracing Dawn
i think it is most surely a true statement—
Waking up at all hours of the early morning to watch Roger Federer play tennis, fully knowing that I'm gonna feel unwell the following day!
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!
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. 🙂
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)
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.
No better example than Jesus himself. His love was so immense that he sacrificed himself for us. Love the quote!!
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
Unusual picture, not sure I can connect the phrase to it though even though its a heart.
JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE
The willingness to die for another.
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
To me I think to get the good stuff you have to go through the hard stuff.