In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle and trying to meet everyone’s expectations, and failing,
we have a decision to love and forgive, to be gracious, to be understanding or we can choose to be mad, bitter, unforgiving, argumentative, seeking our own way. The former will always outweigh the latter. Instead of making it about us and them, it really is between me and God. Let’s do the God-honoring thing.
Love isn’t a feeling it’s a choice!
What is love? Patient , kind, does not envy or boast, not arrogant, or rude, does not insist on its own way, not irritable or resentful, does not rejoice in wrongdoing, rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
We choose! What do you choose?
A great poem that mother Theresa had hanging on her wall in the slums of Calcutta says a mouth full………
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”