How easy it is Lord to speak of love, to say, to pledge, undying, unending love claiming to understand, to appreciate the meaning of real love; oh we see but only a foggy image of love in the mirror, a weak shadow of the full flowering of Your love.
We can take steps, even tentative, faltering steps, even in our infancy, to make love come alive for another, through unexpected, kind words, a genuine smile, signs of real respect, true appreciation, servanthood. To put others before ourselves, to wait for all, not just our turn. Take the time to find the good in each and speak words of love, whenever we speak, in whatever we do.
August 6, 2007 22:21 1 Corinthians 13 and Our mission trip, from Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH and from First United Methodist Church, Hudson, MA to Jacksonville and Machias, ME to the Down East Maine Mission, Jacksonville United Methodist Campground, East Machias, ME