Monday, December 7, 2015

1 Corinthians 13:7 (ESV): Love’s Challenge

1 Corinthians 13:7 (ESV): Love’s Challenge
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

St. Paul rightly reminds us that love is not only patient and kind, but it bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things.  In our life’s vocation, we are reminded of this daily.  As parents, spouses, family members, friends, and school employees we are called to love without condition. Very often that love is easy; we give it to someone we adore.  Sometimes, however, we find ourselves in a difficult relationship where we are called to love the disagreeable person in front of us. And that love is not always the easiest kind. If we bear, believe, hope, and endure in the love of Christ working through us, we can offer ourselves to that difficult-to-love person. In that offering of self, we become more like Jesus and bear the fruit of love to others in His name.

Please keep each other and our special intentions in prayer this week.  

May you all be blessed and encouraged in the love and peace of Christ.  

Stan