It was a Saturday morning with many activities scheduled for the day. To make it special, the mother of Albert and George was preparing pancakes for them. Suddenly, they began to argue over which of them would get the first ones.
Dismayed over their arguing, the mother said, “If Jesus were sitting here, He’d say ‘Let my brother have the first pancakes.’”
“Great idea, Mom! George, you be Jesus and I’ll take the first pancakes,” said Albert.
Paul, writing about how to “live love,” said that “love does not demand its own way.” In other words, the love that we as Christians are to demonstrate in our lives is not a self-centered love. It is a love that focuses on the needs of others - the way God loves us.
God loves us relentlessly, completely, with no limitations or conditions. In spite of our shortcomings or failures, He is there for us, with us - loving us.
And what does He ask of us? First, that we love Him in return for His love. Then, He asks us to love others as He loves us. When we love others as He loves us, we prove to others what Christian love is all about.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to love as You loved, to give as You gave, to care as You cared, and to do as You did. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Corinthians 13:5 Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;