dreary and thankless

      Trying to get enough love (and attention and affection and admiration) is a dreary and thankless task. No matter how hard you work, you never quite get there. Giving is just the opposite.

Sisyphus: a legendary king condemned to repeatedly roll a heavy boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll down again

“[L]ove one another. . . . Keep my commandments . . . that My joy may be in you. . . .” John 13:34; 15:11