Sony’s Thoughts: The Importance of Love
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
I was thinking this morning about the importance of love. “I love you” seems to be something to say but not always something which is followed by actions to prove the validity to our statement. I can tell a difference in those who are truly full of love for others and those who merely say they are. For one thing, those who care about others will invest time with those they profess to love. They will not feel burdened by a friend who needs to talk or who needs help with a task. In fact, they will thank God for the opportunity to show their love for this person.
I’m speaking to myself as I write this. There are people I feel love for but do they know it? Then there are people who I may not feel so warm and fuzzy toward but who still need to be loved. Am I willing to show them the love Christ has for them?
Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). On our own, we’re not capable of loving that deeply but, as you draw near to Christ and ask Him to fill you with His love, you’ll see a difference in how you look at people.
On a side note, it’s hard to believe a week from today, I’ll be heading to the National Quartet Convention. I plan to be there all week so, if you’re there, take a minute to stop by Booth 304 and say Hi. I look forward to seeing you!