Oh what a contrast between hatred and love!
How active hatred appears as it 'stirs up strife.'
Can't you just envision a stirring of the pot as it boils and hisses?
But love seems so passive as it 'covers all transgressions,'
like a leaf gently falling over the muck and mud of water saturated ground.
Yet, love is an active choice
of going against the grain of our sinful tendencies,
putting another's needs and wants before our own.
What a difficult decision for our flesh,
and sometimes, downright impossible,
but for God's Spirit working through us,
enabling us to love.
Perhaps, then love is not so passive
as it covers all transgressions.
This post is the first in a series of posts pondering the fruit of the Spirit.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Linked to Word Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions.