Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Okay folks, let’s be serious, did you actually think that I would not address the most famous love quote in the Bible before the end of the month. This is a quote said at weddings a lot, but this quote of love is not just for a husband and wife but how we are to be with everyone. Jesus loved us no matter how sinful we are, with patience and tolerance; however, we do not afford the same courtesy to others. We set limits and conditions on our love, hold grudges over real and imagined slights, and just all around generally behave in a loveless manner to our fellow humans. Now before you get yourself all worked up, I DO THE SAME THING. That’s right, I hold myself just as accountable as any other. I have been trying to be better, and I have been being more loving towards those that I may not agree with or upset me; but sometimes I falter. When I do, I brush myself off, get back on the path and continue. This is not a condemnation of our attitude, but rather a chance for you to look deep into yourself and ask the questions I pose –
Have you shown love to the driver that cut you off?
Have you shown love to the family member that said something hurtful?
Have you shown love to the cashier that took too long to ring you up?
Have you loved all as Jesus did?
Please comment and let me know, I enjoy hearing from you.