LOVE CAN NOT BE MEASURED IN A CUP
Wow, Dan and I have been staying at home now for 44 days. After this is over, my first hiking outing will be to a park or the Blue Ridge Parkway area to enjoy the nature that we were blessed with.
The other day, my daughter text me asking if I can send some old pictures of her and us with Mickey Mouse. She was saying our grandson has an obsession with Mickey. So, you may know what I did yesterday besides our walking, blogging and listening to the Food Revolution Summit. I was going through all of our photo albums. This brought back memories of the things and places that as a family of three were blessed with. It reminds me of the unconditional love we shared and continue to share. Now there is five, our son in law, grandson, daughter, Dan and I.
Continue from yesterday!!!
In the Bible, St. Mathew speaks of love as; LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
“You have heard that it has been said. ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemies.” But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who speak ill of you, do good of those who hate you, and pray for those who harm you, so that you may be truly the children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the bad and good alike, and sends his rain on the just and the unjust.
“For if you love only those who love you, what reward do you deserve? Do not even the tax-gathers do as well. And if you greet your brothers only. What is remarkable about this? Do not even the Gentiles do that? You should be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Love can not be measured in a cup; however. It can be pored from our hearts to others.
Another scripture from St. Matthews; that speaks of love is, DO GOOD SECRETLY.
“Take care that you do not do your good deeds in public, in order to be seen by others; otherwise you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. When you give charity, do not sowed a trumpet before yourself as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, to have the applause of men. I tell you truly, they have their reward in that. But when you give charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your charity may be in secret; and your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.”
Love grows and continues to fill your heart with understanding and knowledge for others.
In both of those scriptures From St. Matthew; it represents what unconditional love means and shows how it is used. Through out the Bible there are many more scriptures that relate to unconditional love and are followed by many people today in their everyday lives.
I feel that being brought up with those values and beliefs, helped give my family the understanding of unconditional love. Sure, my sisters and I do not always agree on one’s motives; however, we will stand by their actions.
I many years ago dedicated this piece to my sisters and other families that have experienced unconditional love.
The eight values; respect, honesty, fairness, responsibility, compassion, peacemaker, courtesy, helpfulness that I blogged about yesterday all hold an important part of FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY. Those three functions are listed in the Bible in one of the scriptures in Corinthians. This scripture holds a special bond within my soul and is one of my favorites.
Though I speak in language of men and of angels, if I have not charity, I am like a noisy going or a tinkling cymbal. And through I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge and through I have all faith, so that I could move mountains, if I do not have charity, I am nothing.
Charity never fails, but where there are prophecies, they shall end; where there is the gift of languages, it shall fall silent; where there is knowledge, it shall vanish.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; but when that which is perfect comes, that which was imperfect shall pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For, now we see in a dim mirror, darkly; but then, face to face, now I understand in part, but then I shall understand as clearly as God understands me.
Now these three remain: FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY; but the greatest of those is CHARITY.
For this state in the Bible that charity is the greatest gift of all, which is LOVE.
LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND, NEVER JEALOUS.
LOVE IS HUMBLE, NEVER RUDE OR SELFISH.
LOVE DELIGHTS IN TRUTH, NEVER TAKES PLEASURE IN OTHER PEOPLE’S PAIN.
LOVE IS ALWAYS READY TO EXCUSE, TRUST, HOPE AND ENDURE.
LOVE DOES NOT COME TO AN END.
Life Without Love ❤️ Is Like 🌻
This saying is what Dan pulled out of the deck today. Between whom there is hearty ❤️ trust there is love. Have a great Wednesday Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit 🌻
Since the corona virus and children been out of school (SAFE AT HOME) I have been posting at the end of my blogs things that they can do around the house. I’m big on quality time and feel that these videos will bring families together.
I am ending with something that I remember as a child, in grammar school. I can picture it clearly as I’m typing it on this page, it was making bookmakers. This would be a great project for the whole family to do, with LOVE sayings.
How to make an easy and beautiful bookmark
"To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything." — T. Tolis
"I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars." — J.M. Storm
"If you only knew how much those little moments with you mattered to me." — Unknown
"If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me." — Unknown
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." — Victor Hugo
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller
Until Tomorrow, remember that "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." I’m going to be blogging tomorrow on BE YOU.