a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

love

From 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient
Love is kind

It does not envy
It does not boast

It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self seeking
It is not easily angered

It keeps no record of wrongs

It does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth

It always protects
always trust
always hopes
always perseveres

Love never fails.

Above all else, love the Lord your God with all your whole heart, soul and mind

Above all else, love one another as I (Jesus) have loved you

If we just did loved like this

If we were patient and kind

to each other
to our spouse
children
extended family
friends
coworkers
acquaintances
supervisors
all we met
store clerks
bank tellers
telemarketers
poor
homeless
drug addict
mentally ill

If we were not
proud
rude
self seeking
easily angered

but
humble
caring
selfless
compassionate

if we didn't keep score, but forgave

if we tried to live morally and righteously

and didn't cling to the false promises of the world, like money, fame, power

if we remember the author of love, Jesus

and that he is for us, not against us

and we trust in him and his word

hope in his promises and his word

persevere in our faith when times are tough

and if we remember always

JESUS NEVER FAILS

what truly blessed, content, joyful, peaceful lives we would live

Jesus is the perfect example of love

Jesus perfected love

Let us go out and love like Jesus does

He gave us his Holy Spirit to help us

With his grace and strength, we can do all things

even love the unlovable

I'm willing to try.

How about you?

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