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Monday, May 19th, 2019


Part of the reason our nation is so bitterly divided is because many have forgotten how to love each other. In today’s America, more and more people are choosing only to love those who agree with them on “the important issues.” For some, this can even just boil down to whom they voted for three years ago. One of the strongest forms of love, if not the strongest, is that of a parent to their child. God embodies this to each of us as well as those who are fortunate enough to have children of their own. We don’t always agree with or like the things our kids do, but does that change the fact that we love them? Of course not. That is life — not everyone will act the way we want them to at all times. The Bible tells us, “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.” What many today get wrong is that in order to love someone you don’t have to approve of everything they say and do. Today, extend the kind of love that God has for you and you have for your children to others — patiently forgiving instead of angrily judging.

“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