Not Quite There Yet
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November 15, 2023

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude.

1 Corinthians 13:7

We’ve all heard 1 Corinthians 13, often called the “love” chapter, but have we taken the words to heart?

Recently I saw a picture of a Post-it Note® that read, “Strive to be able to put your name wherever it says ‘love.’” It was lying on top of a Bible with 1 Corinthians 13 highlighted in yellow. I wondered, “Can I, in all honesty say, “Jane is patient and kind; Jane does not envy or boast; Jane is not arrogant or rude?”

I’m not quite there yet, nor will I ever get there on my own. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit, can I grow into the gospel and grow into these words, taking them to heart.

Jane Wilke
Woodbury, MN

Dear Lord, teach me to love as you have first loved me. Amen.

Reflect: Write a note as a reminder to pray for help in replacing “love” with your name.

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and 1 John 4:7-21