Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Words to Live By

God is love.

Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Love is patient.

Love is kind.

Love does not envy or boast.

Love is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way.

Love is not irritable or resentful.

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
These are the words that have been rattling around in my head lately, reminding me just how much it matters to choose love, patience, kindness, and gentleness in my own life… even when the alternatives might feel easier or, selfishly, more satisfying in the moment.

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