It’s Thursday morning! The week is almost over and I pray that your week has been more than mediocre!
So Tuesday evening I’m standing in my kitchen staring at nothingness, and I recall a definition of a line from my 12 year old self… In math, a line is a straight one-dimensional figure having no thickness and extending infinitely in both directions. Lines continue on forever, never ending, because they have no endpoints.
At first, I thought it random that I would recall something like that, but almost immediately I remembered what a line segment consists of. It’s the part of a line that connects two points. It has definite end points.
My next thought, Is that how we are in life? Is that how we choose to Love?
When we say we love someone, initially, it’s supposed to be this all encompassing love with exponential value and no end. Sort of like a line… but somewhere along that line we create limits for ourselves, we create endpoints. How much are we going to love? How much is too much? When is enough… enough?
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells me that, Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love is not only for the happy times, but should be even more so in the times of challenge. Love will make you see the imperfections in someone and love them more! Love should be given freely and without circumstance or rules attached, “If you love me you’ll…” It shouldn’t be used as a weapon and it shouldn’t abuse. It is a gift. Love sometimes can be messy and complicated, but not because of love, but because of the circumstances we’ve placed around that love.
As individuals we tend to accept the love that we feel we deserve, but that isn’t the way love is suppose to function… love is a choice. We can choose to accept or ignore it, love is also deaf… just saying the words mean absolutely nothing if the actions that follow contradict what was said.
So we must ask ourselves, is my love a line, infinite? Or is my love a line segment, with end points? Is my love given freely? Or are there rules attached? Lastly I’ll say this… no one is perfect, but we should strive to do better. Let’s just make a conscious effort to love God (because God is love), love ourselves, and through that love, learn to love others the way God loves us. I love you all, freely =), I pray you all have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend, and I leave you with this…
Colossians 3:13-15 NLT
13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)