Lolita has this quote on her blog: Friendship is the art of overlooking the shortcomings of others. I've been meditating on it.
And I've come to realize that not just friendship, but LOVE, itself, is the art of overlooking the shortcomings of others.
In my BC years, I only saw only the negative, only the shortcomings in others. Somehow, it made me think I was better than I really was. I subconsciously compared my good soul to their outward behaviors, never to my own outward behaviors. This became my coping mechanism. But, it was the furthest thing from Love.
But, in my AD years, God has done so much healing of my wounded soul that I finally started to love myself. REALLY love myself - as I was. Therefore, I was able to love others, even with their shortcomings, and to stop comparing my inwards to other's outwards.
(Love Personified) had mastered the art of overlooking the shortcomings of others (me). And because she was able to do that, I learned tangible, true Love. After all, doesn't Jesus Christ overlook our shortcomings? Doesn't He still love us in spite of ourselves? And just as we are?
The artistry of LOVE is overlooking the shortcomings of others.
Because of Him and Unto Him,