Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How Have I Loved?

I can't seem to get away from this theme of love--
Christ's love, expressed through my life.
The greatest question not being
What have I done? or
How have I believed? 
but
How have I loved?

If the Word tells us that 
"GOD IS LOVE," 
He must judge me by how much I have
 become like Him relative to love.
Does He inspire my thoughts 
to think first of others?
Does He affect the way 
I relate with others?
Does He cause me to be seized 
with compassion for others?

Love is defined by common words:
kindness, gentleness, patient, trusting.
I want to continually love and affirm people--
like Abileen in one of my favorite books, The Help.
"You is kind, you is smart,
you is important."
I think God tries to speak to us 
in that kind of language 
everyday.


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