Sunday, January 31, 2010

Old wisdom

1 Corinthians:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

One of my favorite verses from the bible, a good friend mentioned it tonight when while we discussed relationships. We both are in the waves of confusion of relationships. The waves seem more frequent but less large than when I was younger. Somehow I feel more patient, more peaceful and less stressed about knowing the future and knowing outcomes. When I was younger, I wanted to to plan, to have predictions. But so many dreams crashed against the rocks. I think now, "One day at at time, no rash decisions. Wait for peace. Let it happen."

Trying to see others from a place of love in my heart gets me further in my understanding (who can see much through anger?) and softens me to a place where I want to be. I'd forgotten this lately. I'm going to work again on seeing the world from place of love in my heart. I think it if we all did this, the world would be a better place.

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