Some of the translations go as far as to say,
“Outdo one another in showing honor. “
“Live in true devotion to one another, loving each other as sisters and brothers. Be first to honor others by putting them first.”
Yeah, no. I haven’t done that very well. How about you?
How can I puff up Self, when the Judge poured out Salvation?
If you want to walk in some demonstration, demonstrate Love.
If you want to demonstrate Love, please do so in the manner The Judge has provided.
You can love others without compromising your beliefs.
In fact, your beliefs will be revealed in the way you love others.
The self-sacrifice will bring discomfort, and the words that must flow from your mouth will have to stomp on your pride in order to get out.
And that discomfort is a GOOD thing, not a bad one.
Your “I’m sorry” and grace-filled actions to serve will go a long… long way.
And in the process, God will be welcomed in, to heal some broken people, beginning with you.
Behind every broken person is an unfinished story; yet we have an Author and Finisher of our faith and of His Story — One whose very identity is called The Word. So how will you and I choose to use the freedom we are given with the power of our words?
Words create. Words destroy.
Speak carefully. Write carefully. Care fully.
And please care for a person over a personal agenda, whether it is your own or someone else’s. It was heartbreaking to see people who “loved each other” one week, un-friend and walk away from each other the next. That is not Love. And because I am not Judge, walking away and removing my care is not an option. Even if it feels “right.”
I came to my blog today to write about holistic health, but I ended up needing to let this out before I could move forward. I am looking ahead, and I hope that you will too. Wholeness and healing need to rise from the messes we’ve made.
There is a white flag, a blank canvas — it is the way of surrender.
“We’re laying down our weapons now. Love has come. Love has won.” ~Tomlin
I will write about WHY holistic health, how the power of words shapes and reshapes a person, and about the links between emotions and illness. I’ll even give some personal examples, like how my kidney pain stopped when I released the deeper causes and replaced them with what the whole of me truly needed. I am looking forward to more wholeness in my own life and family, and I’m excited to begin walking alongside others through this HHC journey. It will be fueled by Love and Care; therefore Opinions and Judgement will have to sit at the sidelines. I do believe that Love Has Won, and I know that we can see its evidence on this side of life.
Love won a long time ago.
Let’s live like it today.
Demands my soul, my life, my all.