It Boils Down To……

I was in for a good old “thumping.”  God reached down from the heavens and thumped me on my head.

Hate it when that happens…..

But……

Then again…….

God had my attention.

Jesus tells us to “love one another.”  It is the greatest commandment.  Life without love isn’t worth living……

So, pause with me here……  the famous “love” scripture that is read at countless weddings, written within marriage vows, and adorned in newly wedded homes is 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5.

 

Love cake 2So replace your name with “love”……

Regina is patient…….  ahem….. let me roll my eyes and sigh really hard.

Regina is kind…… well, perhaps, sometimes……. just don’t get in my way!!

Regina does not envy…….  not until, I visit someone’s home.  Or look on pinterest.

Regina does not boast…….  say what??  I’m perfect in every way!!

Regina is not proud…….  Again, I’m perfect.  I am really proud of that!!

Regina does not dishonor others (rude)…… ahem, gossip junkie is my nickname.

Regina is not self-seeking…….   Finally!  One I can actually say I succeed.  Oh, wait….. nope not always.

Regina does not anger easily……  Well, that depends, ahem, on the person.

Regina does not keep record of wrongs…….  Sadly, I can recount each and every wrong I’ve experienced…. down to the day, hour and minute.

Regina does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth……  White lies????  Do they count??

Regina always protects…… family, yes.  friends, yes.  The average citizen, well?????  HMM.

Regina always trusts…… in everyone but herself….. and sometimes the actions aren’t so God-trusting.

Regina always hopes……  but do I live in hope??  Not always.

Regina always perseveres……. not when sugar is involved.

((sigh))  Perhaps I need to tap into God’s perfect love.  Because when I replace Love with Jesus.  I get a big ole smile on my face and the warm fuzzies.  He is a perfect role model.

So, what it boils down to is that  Love never fails.  So, if I want to better my existence in this big bad world, guess I need to practice just a little more love than I normally do.

 

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