Ouch. Okay, here goes. The post I wrote yesterday or a couple days ago wasn’t the wisest post, but I’m not going to take it down yet. Because I want it to be a lesson for me, a lesson on love, a lesson on why I’m bad at loving and why Jesus is really good at loving. Instead of counting the blessings of friendship and turning away from politics to invest in loving, I went into what I thought was a ‘good post.’
I’m really bad at this. Really bad at it, and I learned that after some of my dearest blogging friends gently and kindly reminded me that what we need is to love.
I need to learn how to love not judge. 1 John 4 has been stinging me since yesterday because I’m not sure that it’s true of me.
i’m guilty of being a judgmental freak. i’m so guilty of it, that I almost want to turn around in shame and hide, but instead I want to turn around and say, ‘Can you help me love you?’ Can you help me look at you like Jesus would in all His tenderness, as Jesus healed blind and sick people, raised people from the dead and fed thousands of people?
This doesn’t come naturally to me, but one friend reminded me that we were made for LOVE. The love of God, so full, so free, so infinite, so rich, and yet why am i still so unkind?
I must admit. i’m hurting from how unloving I’ve been in so many blog posts; I don’t know where to start. I’m not going to pull down the one blog post, because i don’t want to hide from my mistakes and sins, but instead I want to learn from them.
Can you help me to love?
…. And now because I desperately desire to love you my readers more, I wanted to end this with a HUGE giveaway.
The giveaway will include:
1) One of my Favorite Lotions (5 bottles of it)
2) One Jar of … of course nut butter.
3) A few bars of chocolate
4) A Book (one of my favorite books)
5) and some surprise items…
To enter simply comment with a way that you’ve learned to love others in the past year.
(The giveaway will end on February 18th, 2017)