I can practice loving actions—patience, unselfishness, generosity, forgiveness, respect, acceptance, courtesy, encouragement, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the ill and grieving.
These loving practices help transform me into a new being, a person who is committed to the way of Jesus, a human being who makes the loving choice over the selfish one.
Someday, maybe, I hope, I won’t have to think so hard about the loving choice and I’ll be on my way to being love instead of doing love.
[Jesus said:] “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
Thank you for reading. Encouragement is a show of love, too.
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“Being love instead of doing love.” Love it! That is such a wonderful thought and also something to try and achieve. Thank you so much for giving me such a thought to ponder on. Once again your beautiful soul shines through! Love and God Bless, SR
Thanks for your encouraging words, SR. I’m sure your love being is well developed.