Years ago a military officer and his wife were aboard a ship that was caught in a raging ocean storm. Seeing the frantic look in her eyes, the man tried unsuccessfully to remove her fears. Suddenly she grasped his sleeve and cried, "How can you be so calm?"
He stepped back a few feet and drew his sword. Pointing it at her heart, he said, "Are you afraid of this?"
Without hesitation she answered, "Of course not!"
"Why not?" he inquired. "Because it’s in your hand, and you love me too much to hurt me."
To this he replied, ...
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