Everyone, it seems, is making money off love. “Fill out this questionnaire and give us your credit card number, and we’ll find you a soul mate.” “Buy my book, and I’ll teach you how to love.” “Spend two months’ worth of paychecks on this diamond, and she’ll be yours forever.”

It’s not at all surprising in this day and age, when relationships are defined by celebrity standards, and people can buy their way into or out of just about anything, that love has become intricately connected to money.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com

Deputy Managing Editor

Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Ron Paget

Thank you for the article it came at the right time.

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Margaret Gardner

That is so good to hear, Ron

Charles Douglas

Yes Amen! This article not only describes a beautiful definition of love, along with the POWER of love, but simultaneously gives light to a fantastic remedy for a sick and distorted world. Love is by definition the most powerful element on the planet because as 1 Corinthians 13 :8 states .."Loves NEVER Fails!" I'm talking about the GOD KIND OF LOVE now, which by the way is "AGAPE" love. The WORLD, gravitates more to EROTIC love, dealing with human desires, than any OTHER! A close second probably is STORGE love which is family love, followed by PHILEO love dealing with friendship love! None of the latter three can touch AGAPE love which Jesus talked about and demonstrated in John 13: 34-35, when he submitted himself to wash the feet of his Disciples..as a labor of love to them from himself, the LORD! He then pointed out that they then should be able to do THE SAME FOR ONE TO ANOTHER, just as he had humbled himself to do for them! He proceeded on to let them know that others would know us as his DISCIPLES, by our acts of AGAPE LOVE, one to ANOTHER! In another scripture he talked about a man who saw an injured man by THE wayside who he did not know, and was of a different race than himself. The man did not know the injured man and I would assume he did not like him, but he had a developed heart of compassion and love for him and helped him anyway! This type of love is what JESUS and Paul indicated would TEAR DOWN THE WORKS OF HELL IN THE WORLD! It is the most powerful element in the UNIVERSE! This is once again a great article from Ms. GARDNER! I needed this this morning! Thank you Mam!

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Margaret Gardner

Thank you, Charles, for sharing your thoughts!

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