Daily Scripture

1 John 4:7–8

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

More thoughts on love. This message is a direct reprimand from my son (who was right!) to me about my behavior yesterday. The details are less important than the fact that I was rude (his reprimand) to the workers at a fast food restaurant for a perceived injustice. 

In retrospect, I should have either 1) been kind in my response or 2) said nothing. 

I’m sorry for my response. And it reminds me that if I don’t put into actions what I read in the scriptures each morning and profess to believe, I’m not making very much progress. 

I have to show more love to others in the little things, especially when I’m tired, stressed, short on patience in the car, think I know better, frustrated with situations, etc. 

I need to work on love, love, love. In theory this is an easy commandment. In practice, much more difficult. It takes lots of work, lots of repentance, lots of correction, and lots of trying again and again and again. 

I’m going to try harder today to just love.

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