❤️ For our reflection:
What motivates us? What fuels us and makes us move forward? Why do we do the things we do? What do we deeply base our decisions on? Is it love?
If we speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, we are nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If we speak God’s message with power, revealing all of His mysteries and making everything plain and clear and if we have faith that says to a mountain, “jump” and it jumps, but we don’t love, we are nothing. (The Message, 1 Cor. 13)
If we give everything we have to the poor or grab our phone to film & upload our act of service, but we do not love, we have gained nothing. If we can hold a sign that says “Pro-Life” or “BLM!” but don’t love, then we are lost. IF we can uphold the The Law but do not love, then we are breaking it. If we are ready to cast a stone at someone (without accepting we aren’t perfect either) we have no love. If we claim to be a Christian but do not love others, we are not Christ-like. So, no matter what we say, what we believe, or what we do, we are completely bankrupt without love.
So what is love?
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth. Puts up with anything. Trusts God always. Always looks for the best. Forgives. Never looks back, but keeps going forward to the end (This is not just for weddings).
Love should always be the fuel that moves us. It should lead the way. Not our hearts because that can misguide us at times. Remember this in life, especially when making decisions.
If you ask yourself WWJD? He would LOVE first!
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