“Let all that you do be done with love. ” 1 Corinthians 16:14
In one last instruction, after facing many serious issues in the church, St Paul gives the church in Corinth this, he tells the people to “do everything in love.” Just love one another in everything you do.
To do things in love we need to look at our Creator, our Master of love, God. Always remembering, what is Love? God is love. By loving everything and everyone around you, what you are doing when you do everything with love is honoring God and doing God’s work.
No matter what trials tribulations or sorrows we are bearing, no matter our enemies and how they have hurt us in the past or even how it is affecting you in the present. It may be hard to understand how we can love these people who have hurt us, or caused a loved one so much pain. “Love thy enemies.”
This goes back to forgiveness and to remember when we forgive, it is not necessarily for the person who hurt you, this process of forgiving with love is, of course, the opposite of hate so when we hate this only causes more evil around us, in turn, makes the pain in your heart and soul even more painful to bear.
In our daily lives, we may be busy with whatever may be happening at the time but let us remember the passage in the Bible when God said to “love thy neighbor as yourself.” This mean’s not only the person next door to you but everyone you come in contact with in your lifetime.
Most importantly love you. You are love because God lives inside of you. Remember this so your love can overflow to love others, and in doing so your ability to love the world and its people around you. When we love ourselves as God loves the world we can do God’s work all around us, spreading love to each and every part of the world as we live our lives.
Loving can be as simple as being courteous when walking through the grocery store and giving a smile to a person that looks like they may need it. Even if this person doesn’t return the smile you may have brightened their day without even knowing how or why. There are many examples of how to show love to the world but as we all know, the heart connecting with your emotions will always let you know you when you’ve done the right thing.
Trust your instincts and the love you feel in your heart, your heart doesn’t know how to deceive you. Our heart is not blind to love. The heart sees what the eyes cannot see.
So the next time you feel that special feeling in your heart just remember to trust this gift that God has given you.
Go on and love yourself and the world around you. You are Beautiful God created you and God is love.
~ Sister Sherry Lynn Marie