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Who Will Love Me for Me?

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Heard this song by J.J. Heller on the radio this morning. It tells of unconditional love. The lover is not concerned about beauty, achievements, talent, popularity, social standing or any of the the other things which seem to turn us on. He does not hold on to past failures. He simply cherishes his beloved because it is his nature to think the best and to see the good and the wonder in the other.

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done
Or what I will become.
Who will love me for me?
'Cause nobody has shown me
What love really means.

Al-Anon Meets the Book

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The old man sat in the coffee shop, Bible in hand, reflecting on the Advent church service just concluded. Call him Charlie.

He sat alone, but delighted to "watch the race", as he put it (the human race). Happy people, in the main, sipping hot drinks and talking of exciting holiday plans.

Two tables to his right there were two men, one middle-aged, the other twenty-something in denim, tattoos and pony-tail. The subject of their conversation was the younger one's girlfriend. Obviously a drinking problem. Totally unpredictable. And there was a baby involved. At times the young woman could not be trusted at all with the child's care. What was to be done?

Obviously the middle-aged man was a seasoned Al-Anon member, and this was a scheduled session of comfort and guidance. The eaves-dropping elder heard words like "unconditional love, patience mixed with firmness, being there for her, especially at this Season". The encouragement was commendable. But as with all se…