Friday, February 02, 2007

Love is....

God and God is love.




When I was at a Mother's retreat a few years back, we did an exercise that I now do on a regular basis. The thought behind it is that we as mothers entrusted with God's children should try to emulate God as parent. And since God is love, we too, should try to be love. So, we took the familiar Corinthians reading, famous for weddings, and exchanged our name for the word love or it. Give it a try. Put your name in the blanks and see how well you match up to divine love.



__________ is patient, ________ is kind. ________ does not envy, ________ does not boast, ________ is not proud. ________ is not rude, ________ is not self-seeking, ________ is not easily angered, ________ keeps no record of wrongs. ________ does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. ________ always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)


ok ok. so we probably don't score very high. but it makes you think, doesn't it? Thankfully, eventhough we are not perfect, we start anew every morning. And every morning we can cry out for help in trying to live out our lives of love.

Happy Love Thursday

9 comments:

julie said...

Umm, I think I get a D- this week. I will try for a C+ tomorrow.

Bongga Mom said...

I think I scored a 3 out of 11. But the 3 hugging in your photo would probably get a perfect score, as would all children! They are so cute!

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a wonderful picture of your cuties.

I know that I score so low unless I love with the love that Jesus gives. 1Cor.13 love is God love. We need Him in order to love like that. Too often I just try to do it on my own strength and I fail miserably.

What a terrific reminder.

Thanks so much for sharing it. Happy LT.

shaz said...

nice point!

oh, your babies are so adorable!!!

The Mom said...

Thanks for the reminder. That photo, those kids are precious.

Jenni said...

Sheee-ewt! If that ain't humbling, I don't know what is! Thanks, though...I need the reminding...

Niki said...

Another thanks for the reminder! I have been especially on edge this week, so I really needed to take time to think about modelling God's love!

Melanie said...

Great exercise with the Bible passage. What a sweet pic of your kiddos!

lesleysmeshly said...

I really like that exercise. It makes you really reflect on yourself (something we should all probably take more time to do - in between caring for our crazy kids!) =)