ROOTED - Saturday, May 21, 2022


Have you ever noticed at the supermarket how many men’s and women’s magazines have article teasers on the cover that relate to love? “10 ways to know if he loves you?”, “How to keep love alive!” “What do your pajamas say about your love life.”

 

What does the Bible say about love?

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Reflection

Your Saturday Love Test --

How healthy is your love? Let’s clarify. The question isn’t about a relationship. Specifically, the question is how healthy is the love you give to others. We’ll make it a true / false test.

In the blank, fill in your name:

 

__________ Is always patient. True or False

__________ is always kind. True or False

__________ does not envy. True or False

__________ does not boast. True or False

__________ is not arrogant. True or False

__________ is not rude. True or False

__________ doesn’t insist on his/her own way. True or False

__________ is never irritable. True or False

__________ is never resentful. True or False

__________ bears all things. True or False

 

Prayer

Father, we confess that we are failures regarding perfect love. Even our very best is imperfect, and it’s downright awful most times. Forgive us. Help me to forgive others when their love towards me misses the mark. And in that forgiveness, let me experience the first step of perfect love. Thank you for your perfect, unconditional, contra-conditional love. Amen