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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

It's the Thought that Counts...Not!

The commercial begins with husband and wife in the kitchen. She is at the counter and he is seated at the table.

She says, "So did you buy me that diamond necklace for Valentine's Day?"

He, "Uh, no."

She, "Oh, well then did you make reservations for a fancy dinner?"

He, "No."

She, "But you got me a dozen roses?"

He, "Actually, no."

She, "A card?"

He, "(pause) No. But I thought about it. I really did give it some thought."

She, "Awwwwwww, that's so sweet." Hugs and kisses ensue.

And then the announcer comes on and intones something like this, "Of course it's not just the thought that counts. Remember Hallmark when you care enough to send the very best."

This is actually a very profound theological observation. Thoughts and sentiments that are not backed up by actions are hollow.

John 3:16 says that God loved the world so he thought nice thoughts. Nope. It says He loved and so He gave. He gave Himself. Love acts. Am I right?

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Andrew said...

I imagine St. John would agree. After all, he also wrote, "Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth", 1 John 3:18.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

Suprisingly profound for hallmark.

Kathie said...

You're right and I'm happy to say I got roses - and we had a lovely evening to ourselves, nice meal, peace and quiet in our own home because all the kids had gone out. Heaven! Or as near as possible here on earth anyway. Bless you!

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