The greatest disease

Proverbs 18:21
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” (ESV)

Today’s Thought
After her marriage with the Prince of Wales fell apart, Princess Diana said this: “The greatest disease in the world is the disease of being unloved.”

Unloved.

There are a lot of diseases out there. Terrible diseases. They ravish bodies and rattle families.

Maybe you’ve heard about some of them. Maybe some of them have claimed people you care about. Maybe some of them are a part of your own story.

Knowing all that, Princess Diana said that the “greatest disease in the world is the disease of being unloved.” It’s that huge.

So let’s turn from her story to yours.

There is someone in your life who you love. It could be romantic love, but not necessarily. It could also be a strong bond with a friend or family member. They have impacted your life in a significant way and that has resulted in a deep affection. Your days used to be gray and now they often twinkle with technicolour.

You love them. But my question for you today is this: Do they know it?

I think it would be a travesty if someone you loved thought your love had gone away simply because you forgot to say it out loud.

Turns out that the greatest disease in the world has a three-word counteracting tonic:

I… love… you.

By Matthew Ruttan

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