Choose Love

“Today I will choose love.
Tomorrow I will choose love.
 And the day after that, I will choose love.
If I mistakenly choose distraction, perfection, or negativity over love, I will not wallow in regret. I will choose love next. I will choose love until it becomes my first response … my gut instinct … my natural reaction. 
I will choose love until it becomes who I am.” 
-Rachel Macy Stafford 

I ran across this poem the other day, and fell in love (no pun intended)! Love has got to be one of the simplest and most complicated concepts in the world. Is it a noun? A verb? Something you are, something you do, or something you feel? Something you receive? Something you give? Something you give, but only if you are receiving it in return? The questions go on and on and on.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 gives us a description of love.

I saw a post of Facebook that suggested that we insert our name where love is in this verse. I will use “I” for demonstrative purposes:

  • I am patient
  • I am kind
  • I do not envy
  • I do not boast
  • I am not proud
  • I do not dishonor others
  • I am not self-seeking
  • I am not easily angered
  • I keep no record of wrong
  • I do not delight in evil
  • I rejoice in truth
  • I protect
  • I always trust
  • I always hope
  • I always persevere

Hmm.. I can definitely see some areas of improvement. I choose to let this be a starting point for me to become more like God.

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