Friday, June 22, 2012

So, I will love!

I have not posted anything and for that I am sorry. :( I have been having a crazy summer! I leave next week to go on a ten day missions trip to Ireland. It is very exiting but has left me running this way and that to get ready! Through all the craziness it has been often times all to easy to forget who it's really for and what it's really about. I find myself under lots of stress and being very short tempered with the people around me or just ready to give up at times. At times like this when life gets difficult I often find myself not wanting to love the people around me (not romantic love). But love is important!

1 Corinthians 13:1-8a
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,b but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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...."

This is what I strive for! A love that never fails. And not just for God, my family and close friends but for everyone. I will chose to love and will work hard to act in love toward everyone I encounter. I don't want to be a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. I don't want to be nothing. And i don't want to gain nothing. So, I will love!

Whatever is noble

Nobility is something kind of lost in our culture. The definition of Noble is possessing outstanding qualities. Possessing outstanding qualities is something to work for. I know very few people who I would consider noble. I myself am not one of them. In our society good qualities are hard to find in a person. Let alone outstanding qualities. It's all about "I." So much energy is spent worrying about ourselves. But a noble person would be worrying about everyone else. We work so hard just to survive. But a noble person wouldn't care what happened to themselves but would work hard for the survival of the people around them. 

So this is how I see nobility.
Noble: What you are when you care about others more than yourself.