Monday, June 18, 2018

Love Does

Love isn't easy y'all. Hallmark movies sure make it seem like it is but that's a load of malarkey. Love is a daily (hourly sometimes) CHOICE because sometimes we don't feel it. At all. But- even when we don't feel it, we show up for those we love. When they are being awesome and when they are being awful. When they say & do kind things and when they irritate the ever loving tar out of us. When they are being sweet and when they are being flat out ridiculous and dumb and annoying. When they say kind things and when they say things that truly wound & hurt us. When they ask us to be there and when they push us away. It's simply what love does.

Romans 12:9-10 in the Message says "Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply, practice playing second fiddle."

So today that's my prayer today. That we would all choose to love. Forgive. Make the call. Reach out. Show up. That we would look for those around us who need to see and feel love and that we wouldn't wait but act on it immediately as if it were the most important task on our to-do list today. Because it is!