I am going to ramble on about love. These are thoughts I’ve had for many years, and have just decided to put them down in a post as The Greatest Salesman in the World–Scroll 2–is all about this subject as well. While I don’t presume to express in prose better than is taught in the Scriptures or Scroll 2, I will try to make an attempt to show my profound awe of this subject.
n. 1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters. God is love.
Verb 1. love – have a great affection or liking for; God loves me
Antonyms: detest, hate – dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards;
Love Never Fails I Corithians 13:8
I remind myself of this often when situations get tough and it seems much easier to just express how unfair I have been judged. Granted, it may be true but where does that place the relationship after the confrontation.
Then I think of how love covers a multitude of sins. If my child does something that I don’t approve, that doesn’t make me love him less. It just makes me disappointed in the action he has taken. Same way with a friend…we sometimes know them better than a brother or a sister…but we cut them a lot of slack because of our love for them and visa versa.
So, if we are able to turn a situation around just by showing and expressing love…. that is a very strong vice. What is it about us that makes us respond to love? We need each other.
‘Never’ is a very strong word which is seldom used as there are so many exceptions. One of my sons tells me that using ‘always’ and ‘never’ traps a person into a role that they don’t necessarily play everyday…it assumes the worst of a person rather than the best and doesn’t allow an opportunity to change.
So when the Holy Book insists LOVE NEVER FAILS it has an even stronger meaning because this won’t change.
The most difficult for me of all the segments of Scroll 2 was…”And most of all I will love myself.” Why, I wonder. Could it be because I am more aware of the Gal in the Glass and her inadequacies? But through all the exercises of DMP, Promise Cards, BPB, MKMMA, Scroll, Press Release, Sit, Law of Compensation, Blogs, Tweets, Bible…I do see my value and am starting to really love me.
Which in turn puts more value for me in the verse Matthew 12:39 “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.” Was I not really loving my neighbor–neighbor being anyone I am acquainted with–because I had a low opinion of myself? Wow. Another lesson learned.
If ‘love’ is an action word and a being word, then love is complete. And, as it says in Scroll 2, if I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone. Therefore, I will greet each day with love, and I will succeed.
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