Our Debt of Love

This week’s eNewsletter feature
was written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE senior pastor.


In the course of our lives, most of us will go into debt to buy a car, fund a college education, or buy a house. I did all of the above.

Going into debt obligates us to repay the bank or financial institution that issued the loan. As we grow into adulthood, we soon learn that this is “serious money.” The quest for achieving the American Dream causes some to borrow well beyond their means, and they soon find themselves burdened by overwhelming pressures of massive consumer obligation.

But there are other kinds of debts and obligations — debts that we owe to others, and hopefully with happier terms of repayment. 

I am forever in my parents’ debt for all their sacrifices on behalf of their five children. I owe them a debt of love, honor, and respect.