Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Love more

I think that sometimes people tend to think they have to do something big to make a difference.  For example, go on an overseas mission trip or put some huge 'thing' on but really it usually takes a lot of things to add up to that big thing, and those big things make huge impacts.  And let me say I am not putting those things down because those big things make BIG impacts but sometimes for some reason, sometimes people think that they can only be effective if its a huge thing.

The other day I was at the movies with a friend, I tried to buy her tickets but she wouldn't let me, she kept handing me the money back, and instead of arguing with her over a blessing, I turned around and handed the people behind us the money and said 'enjoy your movie'.  I'll tell you, if someone did that to me, I'd be so thrilled and probably shout out a 'thank You Jesus'.

Knowing that I haven't been a good friend lately to some friends, I feel bad, so bad that it almost paralyzed me.  Just because I am hurting, does not make it ok for me to hurt people

I've been challenged this weekend to do something everyday in the name of Love.  Maybe not some great thing, maybe mail a card, or drop some cute Halloween stuff in the mail to someone, a candy bar, homemade waffles, show up with dinner for the Alive Staff or people working at the new building.  Nothing extravagant.  Just love.  It doesn't always have to be big, it just have to be love.

1 Cor 16:14 Do everything in love.

Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is the same for all. ~Virgil

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1 comment:

Sandy said...

Hi Margie,
I'm one of the newer Scarf
Sisters. Trying to get around
to meeting everyone. Joined
a couple more sister blogs
today, including yours.
Hope to get to know you
I love your idea of doing
something every day in the
name of LOVE! I think many
times we fail to do something
just because we feel we can't
do something big. It's the
thought that counts though and
I personally appreciate the
little simple things in life.
Now, I need to go mail a card
to a friend and let them know
I'm thinking of them today!