Saturday, December 31, 2016

I Want to Love Like This . . .


"To aim at loving instead of being loved requires sacrifice.
Love reaches out, willing to be turned down or inconvenienced,
expecting no personal reward, wanting only to give."
Elisabeth Elliot

"If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; 
but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable,
and it keeps no record of being wronged. 
It does not rejoice about injustice 
but rejoices when the truth wins out.
 Love never gives up,
never loses faith,
is always hopeful,
and endures through every circumstance." 
1 Corinthians 13:1-7

4 comments:

Teresa B said...

Me too! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

Taylor Smith said...

Wow that's such a beautiful few verses!
That love chapter is so important to remember. I read it everyday!
Thank you so much for sharing that!

Meemom said...

Good for you Taylor. That is wonderful that you read those verses everyday. Something we all should do. Thanks for sharing, Robyn. And I might add that I don't know many people who show true love everyday like you do, Robyn. That is why we love you soooo much.

Caroline Bowes said...

Wow, that quote is so beautiful and inspiring for all of us to seek that true Christ-like love. I needed to read that today; thank you SO much for sharing it and that wonderful passage!

Meemom couldn't have said it better. You are living out that kind of love every day, Mommy. I hope and pray one day to love as selflessly as you do! We are so blessed by you and the example you have set for us. Love you!

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