Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7
After the initial shock wore off - after all it isn’t easy admitting to being wrong - I took the time to reread 1 Corinthians 13. That clear definition of love is probably the hardest thing to live up too. Between my selfishness and my many and creative emotional barriers, letting love into my life is difficult and intimidating. In the case of my family member, it is a matter of letting go of the past and believing in innocent until proven guilty regarding the emotional charges I had levied at them. I had found it so easy to find fault and believe the worst, and letting that go is going to take some time. But, already I’ve seen a change in myself and in my family. I don’t feel as burdened and the this week’s get together wasn’t choked with tension. Our pain and fear is a burden, God gave us love to set us free from those chains. We need to believe, have faith and endure, for love has many rewards and is worth the risk.