All you need is ______ !
Fill in the blank.
Go ahead, it’s super easy, right?
(You’ll be singing it all day 🙂 )
Why do we want to make things so hard?
Today I’m feeling like the world may have just gone mad.
Lost it. Gone off their rockers. Wigged out entirely.
It’s been difficult to watch the news (and many television programs),
scroll through social media, or even have a nice chat with friends and family these days !
People are riled up!
I can feel myself getting sucked into the nasty vortex of emotions too at times.
But this post is not a rant.
And it isn’t a lecture.
You can keep reading. 🙂
All we need is …
As I’ve been working on a really cute Valentine’s Day Unit, I’ve spent a bit of time focusing on LOVE.
What it is. What it isn’t. Where it comes from. How we show it.
Why we need it.
And we sooo need it!
I couldn’t wait till the unit was done. I wanted to share some thoughts I had that are helping me regain my focus and not be pulled into that crazy whirlpool of anger and pride and fear.
Evil is all around like a thick cloud,
trying to CONFUSE and INCITE
It doesn’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican; a man or a woman; completely right or completely wrong. The goal is the same.
And the war is raging within and without.
So what do we do about it?
It is all quite simple really.
Not easy, but simple.
Choose to love.
Love God. Love people.
Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome with good.
Overcome with LOVE.
The powerful, perfect kind of Love that casts out all fear.
The kind that fills your heart and overflows with patience and humility
The kind that always hopes, always perseveres, and never fails!
Did you see that?
IT NEVER FAILS!
It won’t fail.
It won’t fail when you are watching the world go crazy and wondering how to explain it all to your children.
It won’t fail when your friendships are being divided by disagreement and pride.
It won’t fail when frustrations and losses fill your mind.
It won’t fail.
It’s what we can do.
There is a Well Spring of it available to us all.
And when we have used up all we have in us…there is more.
I don’t know how. But I know it is true.
I’ve tested it to the limits.
It may be cliche, but it is quite true.
All we need (to do) is… Love.
“Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.”
~1 Corinthians 13:4-8