LOVE IS NOT SELFISHNESS
Wow! I just
listened to a powerful message by Bishop Michael Curry, ‘Love is the Way’ on
the Compassionate Christianity website.
I started re-thinking my rationalizations…
posted ‘The Bride Doll’ on my blog. I reprimanded my parents for not handling the situation better. In my 'About Me' biography, I said that my parents did not know the
love of Jesus, because they had both been brought up in very strict biblical
homes…one had a Quaker preacher for a grandfather.
helped me remember what my parents had actually told me. “We are not going to
force any religion on you. We married each other because we both wanted to
experience LOVE.” They did. Yes, there was arguing and disagreements. But they always
made up. They raised my sister and I to
LOVE each other, to be kind to everyone, to think of others first, TO NOT BE SELFISH, and to,
generally, be good people. Isn’t that what Jesus tells us to do?
became a Christian, I have been feeling sort of cheated by my parents, because
I didn’t know about the Bible. I didn’t
understand Jesus’ purpose on the cross. I actually didn’t go to church for decades because I didn’t want to show
my ignorance in not knowing the songs that everyone else knew by heart!
I was so
wrong! THAT WAS A SELFISH ATTITUDE! I am so sorry, Mom and
Dad! They were
good people. It wasn’t their fault that
they didn’t understand You, Jesus…their parents’ teachings were based on the Old
Testament. At least Jesus helped them
understand that love is more important.
They didn’t realize it was Jesus working in their lives…protecting them…raising
a generation who would seek Jesus and find Him!
If you don’t know Jesus, it is time you introduced yourself by recognizing He is God, humbly confessing your sins, knowing He will forgive them all, and start living Christlike.
God loves us all!