Friday, December 23, 2011


Love is patient
(that includes with myself)

Love is kind
(always kind. sometimes being silent is kind)

love is not jealous
(of other people and their apparent successess)
it is not boastful or proud

or rude
(not even when surrounded by boastful,proud or rude behaviours)
Love does not demand its own way.

(even when i really, really, really want my own way!)

It is not irritable
(not even on the inside where one can't hear the grumbling outloud except ourselves)
and it keeps no record of wrongs
( there is no place for a nasty list of "you said" "i said" in love)

It does not rejoice about injustice
(but perhaps instead is broken hearted and compelled to make a difference?)

Love rejoices in the truth
(the truth is sometimes not pretty but much more soul building than lies)

Love never gives up
(but remembers that hope springs eternal)

Love never loses faith
(but holds onto what we cannot see!)

love is always hopeful
(oh how i love that word-perhaps it will be my word of 2012)
and endures through every circumstance
(we are stronger than we think thanks to love)

1 comment:

  1. hope is such a beautiful word. I think if I had to sum up why I was a Christian in one word it would be hope.