Sunday, August 12, 2018

Proverbs and Pooh

Late night thoughts...

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

Take wisdom where you find it and hold on to it.

It is interesting to me, that what the world really, truly needs, is love. It’s there in the scripture and yet we like to downplay it.

It’s a wisdom from the mouth of babes. Something so simple, the simplest of truths, that we like to overcomplicate it.

Jesus himself would describe the entire scripture in “love God” and “love others.”  Of faith, hope, and love, love is the greatest.

It’s woven throughout the story of the world and repeated to us over and over again. It would seem to be very foundational to our faith. A command so important and so radical that we are to love those that would be deemed unlovable. To love our very enemies, those that would seek to hurt or eliminate us.

It would seem that “all you need is love”, after all.

So, let’s listen to the silly old bear, and take a few steps back to let others shine.   Let’s love radically. It’s how they’ll know whose we are, by our love.

We’ve seen where division, conflict, hate, ego, apathy, suspicion, fear, and all our other vices get us.

Let’s try love.

It’s all we need.

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