Choosing to Love
"From where we are there is always a path toward love. What takes discipline is continually choosing that path." -Jesse PenderI like to think of myself as a loving person. But if I think long and hard enough about it I realize that most of the time I am a selfish person. I love the people who love me back. And even then, the expression of that love is often conditional...it can depend on my mood or my own comfort or whether what I want to do aligns with what they want or need me to do in the moment.
To connect "love" with "discipline" feels so, well... unromantic and forced. Love should be free and spontaneous, right?
Maybe not. Maybe what they say is true. Love is a choice.
As you make choices along your way this day, see what happens if you choose the path of love.
"Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." -St. Paul