To love is to suffer. The only way to escape suffering is to escape loving—and that is the greatest suffering of all, the loneliness of never having loved.
Ninety-six year old Fred Stobaugh of Peoria, Illinois knows what it means to suffer, because he knows what it means to love.
For just a moment, let’s set aside our criticisms of the shameful, childish antics in Washington, D.C. Of the moral rot eating away at our culture. And of the numbing confusion as to what does and doesn’t count as marriage these days.
Instead, let’s take a moment for something real and enduring—the lifelong love of a man for the woman of his dreams, and the goodness of others who loved him through his suffering.
This video, “Oh, Sweet Lorraine,” will tell the story.
As you watch, remember the John Dryden’s lines from “Ah, How Sweet It Is to Love.”
Pains of love be sweeter far
Than all other pleasures are.
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Kevin Jackson's hilarious take on Race-Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism!
Enjoy this excerpt from the book:
"The money in diversity is enormous, even bigger than former sportscaster turned political pundit turned sportscaster Keith Olbermann’s ego. Wouldn’t you like to be a “reverend” and father children out of wedlock without repercussions? If you study hard, this book will teach you how to have your non-profit organization pay your mistress and your child support – all at the same time. You must be so black that if you eat sushi, watch reruns of Dawson’s Creek and Friends, or enjoy the ballet, you will hang yourself."