Friday, May 6, 2011

Easily Said and Difficult to Practice: Love


Good Morning Saints!
Love is easy to talk about but it is difficult to practice. This is especially true in difficult times and situations. Take the time to think back over your life concerning times of turmoil and pain.... If you are truthful and honest with yourself, you will find that you had to reaffirm your love for people who have disappointed or hurt you, whether they be family, friends or co-workers. But, this is exactly what we are called to do, according to 1 John 3:18. If we love each other, truly, we cover each other at all times. Truthfully, I can say, that this has not been the case in every situation in my life, as it is so much easier to love those who love you. Think about it! Do you find it easier to love those who think like you...look like you...practice the same religion as you...have the same political affiliation as you...cater to you...are there for you...? Of course, it's easier, but it's just not right! We must TRY to love others even when we have NOTHING in common with them, for we are Christ's children and we can not spread the Good Word when we are opposed to loving people that do not "fit" our preconceived molds. Why am I speaking to this? Well, we must look within and cleanse our souls, daily, so that we can walk a better walk with our Lord. We must always strive to be better than what we were the day before, with the understanding that we will never be completely cleansed, but that we should continue to work toward this goal---this goal of loving and covering each other. Be blessed, saints, and take a good look at your heart. Many Blessings!

Scripture for the Day

1 John 3:18 (New International Version, ©2011)

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

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