1 Corinthians 13. Today’s reading was that overly used passage that we hear at weddings and what-not. It’s delicate and really tricky. It’s something I think we’ve become numb to thanks to over-exposure. I wanna really think about it though.
Basically, it talks about what love looks like. Not romantic love, per se, but brotherly love or divine love. The love we should aim to show to everyone. It’s tricky. Showing love to everyone is almost unbearable to even think of doing. Sometimes you just want to throw a book at people and encourage them to read it before they open their mouth again; all in brotherly love of course — or is it?
I was reading an article today and it was incredibly passive aggressive towards a certain group of people. A specific type of Christians. While reading it, I was taken back by how much anger and aggression there was in the writing and just a real sense of a double standard that was being pushed. Im not sure of the intention behind the article, nor do I know the heart of who wrote it. It very well could have been out of love and that’s all well and good but I can’t help but feel like we are just in a big shouting match with the world and its been spilling into shouting at ourselves.
It’s heart breaking, its sad, and it’s the same trap so many others have fallen into before us.
Today, I pray for the forgiveness of all of you for when I have spoken out of anger in the past. I also ask for patience in the future for when it will happen. We are human, after all. We all have weak points and what makes that beautiful is that we can help each other along to insure we have a community to fall back on.
Breathe in. Breathe out.