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1 Corinthians 16:14
Do everything in love.
St. Paul, in the closing words of his first letter to the Church at Corinth said, “Do everything in love.” There were directives and encouragements and warnings and a whole chapter on love in this letter, but at the close it was as if he was thinking, “I want to say One More Thing About Love.”
You’re always going to have ignorant, uneducated, warring, psychopaths in this life who make it difficult on this side of heaven. You can’t get away from that in a fallen world. Yet Paul doesn’t acknowledge that when he addresses “Followers Of Jesus.” He doesn’t even say prepare to be abused or accused by such folks, he just says, “Do everything in love.” In other words, all you can control is you. You’re not ignorant, uneducated, warring, or psychopathic, NO! So “One More Thing About Love,” You are a “Jesus Follower.” That means that in our wildest moments of confusion based on circumstances, we choose LOVE.
I must admit, Love is a tough road. You know what I face. But it has served me well. With Your help, I will choose love. Amen