Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Greatest of These

Picture courtesy of Paul Lee

So many questions arise after tragedy strikes. The question that is on my mind this morning is not why, but what? What happened in this young man's life that caused him to go on such a horrific rampage. What was he feeling in the days and weeks before the massacre? What could have been done to divert this sad event? What are we doing to prepare our children in the event they are ever faced with such a crisis? What are we doing on a day-to-day basis to ensure the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our children? What can we do to prevent this from happening again? What is the answer?

The answer is love. Love like there is no tomorrow. Love without reservation. Love without condition. Love without expectation. Love in spite of, in place of, instead of. Love with your actions, your words, your heart. Lead in love. Teach in love. Live in love. Love God. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love is not easily provoked. Love thinketh no evil. Love beareth all things, hopeth all things, and believeth all things. Love never fails. I challenge you today to reread 1 Corinthians 13. Read with an open heart. Ask yourself what needs to change in your life. Ask God who needs to feel your love today. Who needs to see His love?
"And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13.

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