Love Letter To A Cat

A love letter to a cat?
Why not? At least Andrew thought it might work.
This is an actual love letter written by a boy to his cat.
But before you read the letter, you must understand
this about the cat. She is about as affectionate as a cactus.
And besides, she goes to great length to avoid Andrew.
She would rather sleep the day away in one of her many
hiding places scattered throughout the boy's house than
be near him. And on one of those rare occasions when
she makes an appearance, he can forget about touching her.
If he never has anything to do with her, that is all
right by the cat.

The boy tries his best to be nice. He looks for her, searching
the house for an occupied hiding place, and feels abundantly
grateful if he should stumble upon his treasure. He is
occasionally allowed to stroke her once or twice before
she flits off. He even feeds her, hoping to eventually
win her confidence and perhaps even a bit of affection.
But he is seldom rewarded with anything like attention.

Now that you know something about the cat, whose name is
Mehitabel, by the way, what about the love letter? It was found
next to the cat's food dish. This is what it said: "To cat
(he couldn't spell Mehitabel!): I love you. Before you love
me I will love you more.

Love, Andrew. Meow!"

What a selfless love! "I love you. Before you love me I will
love you more." That is a parent's love for a child.
And God's love for humanity. There is something excessive
about a love which says, "Before you love me I will love
you more." What a wondrous world this would be if it were
filled with excessive lovers!

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