Tuesday, September 23, 2003

"Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. Love never fails." This is a verse quoted from 1 Cor 13. It's a statement that many Christians know. But it is also one that many fail to practise. Same goes for me. I have always failed to love the people around me.

One colleague that I really dislike. She is always so nervous about things and seems to be so concerned about little minor things. Maybe she's just too careful... Another one... my ex-poly classmate. He is someone that gets everyone angry with his words and actions. Remember once that he actually put on a red lipstick in poly and wore a very gayish blouse to school. I've got really disgusted.

But now come to think of it, whether is it my colleague, my poly classmate, my bosses, I think I can never love them enough. Cos I'm a carnal being. But God loves them alot. He never say, "You are so ugly. I think you are not fit to be my child." nor did he ever say this, "What do you think you can do to come into my Kingdom? You are not even worth the least of my talents." He simply loves us so much that he won't even think about saying such words to us. Now i really hope that I can love as Jesus loves me. I could care as Jesus cares. Though many times I fail to forgive people around me, but I would desire to from this very moment onwards. Cos I want to touch them just as Jesus touched my life.

Learn to say sorry when u r are 1% at fault with the other party. Respect others if you want others to respect you. Respect is earned not commanded. Reconcile with those that you are bitter with cause you won't gain any joy by being bitter. Give to those in need as you will find joy in giving. Speak words that edify others and not words that destroy. Say "Thank You" when your mom cooks a diinner with not many dishes that u fancy but food that are edible. (hehe...)

I'm still trying to do what I've mentioned above. It's not easy. But try doing them bit by bit. By God's grace, you will be able to gain more insights of God. Not because doing these can get u to heavens. But you can be a better person afterall. It benefits u not me. :)

So take heart friends, God loves you!!

~ Actions apeak louder than words. Have you spoke today? ~ Tricia


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