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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

A Time to Love

This moment in our lives is different than any other. The liberties and freedoms we all take for granted have been limited or taken away. These are basic rights never considered by most of us. We have all just assumed they would always be there.

Being confined to our homes or limited in the things we can and cannot do is foreign and without precedent.

Yet, as with everything in life this to is a moment to reassess what matters most. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate how we are spending the time we have been given. It is in these moments we can clearly see what we value and what matters most.

I believe this time as with everything can be redeemed by God. If we will allow Him to, He can turn what we may see as one of the worst times in our lives, into one of the best.

How? By putting the well-being of others ahead of our own.

This is a season where, as a parent, spouse, sibling, neighbor or friend, we can spend our time fostering faith, love and unity!

In fact, we may never have a greater time to love and really get to know those we say we care about.

We can take advantage of this moment by taking some practical steps to reengage with the people we share our lives with.

We can start with being present, emotionally, and mentally, not just physically. We can listen to those we say we love, not just hear them. We can practice being patient with those closest to us. In fact, this may be one of the best ways you can show love to them.

Who knows, after this season has passed, we may find we have healed some past hurts or reignited a flame that had long been smoldering.

This is “a time to love”! The best way to do this is by understanding and remembering loving others is timeless!

1 Corinthians 13; 4-7, “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”.

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