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I Believe in Love

I pray that we …

– choose joy rather than despair
– look for beauty rather than trouble
– risk ourselves for others, rather than run in fear of them
– have faith in something bigger than ourselves, rather than be limited by what we know
– see the best in others rather than expect the worst
– lift others up rather than show off
– cover mistakes rather than expose them to ridicule
– express love rather than judgment
– are kind rather than selfish
– hope for something better rather than speak constantly of disaster
– trust rather than doubt
– persevere rather than give up
– set ourselves aside, rather than beg for attention
– dream rather than cower
– forgive rather than punish
– learn rather than teach
– build up rather than tear apart
– listen rather than speak
– love rather than hate

Heart 43The familiar words of Paul to the church in Corinth resonate loudly in my heart today.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

I believe in love. Let it be our greatest goal.

I believe in love.


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