Excellence of Love
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [a]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 [b]bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. x
My first reaction today was thinking of someone I thought had disappointed me. I called and ask my husband to dinner. He said he would be going to a basketball game. Did I mind. Initially it hurt my feelings. My next though was I would really love some tulips. We talked again and he said Today is valentines. I am not going to the game. I told him what I would really like was some flowers. He insisted on dinner. I told him I had already made plans. To go and have a great time.
The Father loved me first. Why do I think of how others respond to me rather than how can I love this person. Sitting and soaking in the Fathers presence. Loving my family and friends. I love you and praying for you today. That the love of God so fills your heart you spill over to whomever you see.