Friday, June 3, 2011

If love says anything . . .


Love covers a multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8


That Bible verse can easily be misinterpreted. We know that we can't forgive or remove sins. Only the blood of Jesus does that! So what does it mean? I like what Max Lucado says about it:

Have you ever heard anyone gossip about someone you know? . . .
What do you have to say?

Here is what love says: Love says nothing. Love stays silent. “Love covers a multitude of sins.” Love doesn’t expose. It doesn’t gossip. If love says anything, love speaks words of defense. Words of kindness. Words of protection.

Words to live by . . . words that get right down where we live . . . words that I need to be reminded of often!

They will know we are Christians by our love . . . by our love.
Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.
~Lyrics by Peter Scholtes~

10 comments:

Mildred said...

A beautiful and wise post, Glenda. Hoping you both will have a nice weekend.

Karin said...

Absolutely true! Thank you for illustrating it so beautiful with your photo!

Ginny said...

Silent love, I love it!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Walk the Walk...... Set the example. They will know we are Christians by our love.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

I LOVE the message and the beautiful object lesson in your pictures!! Thanks!!

S. Etole said...

Grace giving words ...

B. Meandering said...

There are two classrooms I won't walk into before or after school. There are two groups of teachers; sometimes only two and sometimes as many as six and they do a lot of gossiping and complaining and tearing down in those rooms. It's just best to stay away and as I've said before in my blog, my lunch hour is often spent in my room so as to not be subjected to the negativity there. I've found that preventive action is often the best way to go.
Are those your flowers back up and looking good after that storm messed your roses and other flowers up?
They look quite lovely.

Rebecca said...

Yes! Your pictures are worth 2,000 words - 1,000 x 2.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love this post about Love! Great words to live by

Anneliese said...

Thank you. Oh, how I need to remember this!