Love is patient

Let’s make a difference in this world
and love on people that they may
encounter God’s love through us.
Let’s be patient and slow to anger
and let’s rejoice with the truth!

Lettering text: Love is patient


Conviction 101

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 2:1‭-‬13 NIV

I wonder…

Does this include our attitude to homeless ? How are we supposed to act towards them ? Are they Scary and mean? Hostile? or is that just the Image in my head?

Many have Mental illness, (not in their control, other than taking their medication) many have drug addictions .

AS I write this, I first thought : my mom could have been homeless due to mental illness . Tony was homeless due to drugs. If it was my mom or my brother out there, Iwould want People to be kind. Butnot enable them. So how do we show christ’s love?

Another thought that crossedmy mind is how doI treat parents differently? we have great parents, Involved parents, laid back parents and parents that are completely opposite of those descriptions. I gravitate towards the good parents and sometimesgo out of my way to avoid the others.

Lord, fill me sothat I would do as you do.