Saturday, October 17, 2009
“Above all, keep your love for one another at full strength, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 HCSB
“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” Michael Leunig*
I once heard longtime Houston inner-city missionary Mildred McWhorter tell about how a little girl was pestering her one day when she was trying to get some work done. As Mildred was working, the little girl would pop up and say, “Mrs. Mildred, I love you.” Frustrated with the child, Mildred responded, “I love you, too. But I’ll love you tomorrow.” After seeing hurt in the child’s eyes, she realized that she needed to love her at full strength. She put down her work, pulled the child into her arms and said, “Oh, Honey. I love you too.”
Have you ever noticed how it’s very easy to get irritated with other people, especially when you’re trying to work on a project? Especially in those times, it’s important for us to remember that we are to keep our love for one another at the highest priority.
Lord, help us always to keep our love for one another at full strength.