Do you ever wonder why we do the things we do, only to be hurt? Or how about when we hurt someone unintentionally? And when I say ‘we’ I mean me.
I started to think about that after being hurt today. I was a little disappointed.
And so I started thinking… why do I love? Really? What’s the point?
Why do we love?
We love because He loved us first. I know people loved before Jesus came but since God created everything, we love because God loved us.
I read a quote today ‘If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.’ ~Mother Teresa (timely I might add that I've never read that today... and needed it today)
So true. And I want to love and so I must forgive. It’s difficult because I thought that person loved me, truly, but their actions did not match their words. Disappointing. Hurtful. But I will forgive, but truly it is a reminder to me.
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth
Such a reminder to me today. Dear God, please let my words match the heart and the love You have for me. Let me truly love and forgive like You do.