I will be 87 years old on 2/15/18 in good health and expect to live twenty more years. I have learned several things in my life.
The most important is that you can’t buy love. We learn to love by service. I have watched families heap gift after gift on their kids and don’t demand anything from them, and their kids would not wipe their feet on them. Other families would not give their kids as much but demanded something in return, and their kids thought much more of them.
I know as a nation, the countries we help the most resent us the most. We borrow money, run up our national debt and give to countries, and they resent us for it. In my personal life I signed notes, loaned money to people and without exception, they resented me for it. The people we help the most resent us the most. We learn to love by service, we learn to love our fellow man by service. We learn to love God by serving him. God loves us but every time he tells us he loves us, he says what he has done for us. Christ was asked who the greatest in the kingdom would be ,and he said the one who serves. We have a nation of people who love everyone. But they would not do anything for you if their life depended on it. But they love you. We learn to love God by serving him, and we learn to love our fellow man by serving him. When we serve ourself, that is who we love.
— Jeff Dulin, Ada