Do Everything In Love

“Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Modern psychiatry teaches that our emotions are valid, and some release for these emotions are necessary.

Angry outbursts are just vents for our anger and rage, hatred is just misguided love. Sadness, pain, hurt, anything is valid.

God does not want anyone to endure any feelings which make us feel bad or invalid. While these feelings may be valid emotional responses to wrongs real or perceived, there is no valid physical reaction to them save love.

I have said love is a verb. It requires action. To love God, you must obey his commands. To love your neighbor (anyone in the world) you must care for their needs as was demonstrated in the Good Samaritan parable.

Does your neighbor need help with groceries? Could their lawn use a mow? Are they moving? Do they need a pet sitter?

There are hundreds of ways to love our neighbors we are faced with every day. Every once in a while, I buy my office mates’ lunch (without office reimbursement), just to let them know I appreciate their hard work. Others help me out. It is never done with resentment, but out of love.

Do everything in love and life isn’t so bad. It doesn’t change your position or predicament in life, but it does change your perspective.

Change your view, and your emotions change. I know, I’ve done it. I used to think that the world was against me, but now I see that God is with me. If God is with me, who can hope to stand against me?

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