“Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does.”
~1 Corinthians 14:1 (Msg).
A quote on a new friend’s Facebook status slapped my face like a wet ten pound fish. Check this out:
“Go to work, tell the truth, overuse the words ‘I love you,’ and never let your praying knees get lazy and... LOVE LIKE CRAZY.”
This is something I don’t do, or don’t nearly do often enough, especially in the workplace—but equally it’s something I should do; we should all do it.
These words, at least for me, effused the sense of joy in our loving that’s uncharacteristic; a joy that has ‘Jesus’ stamped all over it. This is a joy that consistently stands out, bad moods countered for in honesty, the good mood taken further into love for others.
It should be the same in our family situations; everywhere really. But, we can only get to this place when we have other ‘necessary’s’ stowed emotionally and spiritually.
To be prepared to love—and this informs us to pray unceasingly (1 Thessalonians 5:17)—is the golden embroidered cushion, the status of ‘grace in advance.’
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.