We all have at least one person in our life that try as we might, we cannot muster any affection for them. They rub us the wrong way. They embarrass us when we most want to impress. They show up when we are most tired and worn down. I have been begging God to help me love one of these for years. Then, a couple nights ago, as I was preparing for bed. I knew with startling clarity, “I love that person.” God has been working in my life, and by Him, I’m learning to show Love in the truest sense, because…
Love is a choice, not a fading feeling.
Love is speaking the truth in humility and serving with both hands.
Love is caring about another’s good more than your own reputation. It’s getting into another’s skin enough to feel their heart beat and know what they need.
Love makes you vulnerable to pain and rejection but not bitterness, disappointment but not cynicism, being taken advantage of but not greed.
Love sacrifices opinion for peace, individuality for unity in truth, and self for the Church.
Love is fiercely strong and immensely gentle.
Love forbears and burden bears, and bears all to God in prayer.
Love is the blood that gives the Christian life–the radiance that beckons the world.
Love is the evidence of God’s Presence. GOD is LOVE.
I pray Lord, teach me to love well.