Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Strength of Love

A woman mentioned her top goal was to be a good friend, wife, and mother. She could have picked from a number of things to pursue, but the one she's choosing to focus on is doing good for those closest to her. To be a good friend, wife, and mother is to love them. Love produces action.

I liked this woman's top goal, because she could have chose anything but she chose this. Her goal could have been her career growth or learning or vacationing or fame or awards. Or she could've not had one top goal but tried to gain all of these at once, which seems to be most people's way. But what mattered most to her was showing love to those closest to her.

The reason that this seems so powerful is stated in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is so powerful, and without it, actions and knowledge are meaningless.

If love is so strong and powerful, and if the two greatest commands include them, then this should always be part of our goals in life.

The first two words after 1 Corinthians 13 are "Pursue love" (ESV). When we plan for goals for next year or even what to do for today, let's remember those two words.
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