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BE FREE TO LOVE

July 21, 2024

Shakespeare is by far the greatest playwright to have ever lived.  Yet he also wrote some wonderful sonnets.  Here is one of them:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments; love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

O no, it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken.

 

What he means is that true love lasts.

 

Today I wonder if society really knows what love is.  It is loyalty, saying the right thing, doing what’s best for others, and building people up instead of tearing them down.  It is preferring others to oneself.  God is love.  He defines what love is, and he is willing to love through us.

 

When we love, we are happy.  When we don’t love, we are selfish, brutish, rude, miserable and isolated.

 

Sunday I’m preaching on “Be Free to Love” from 1 John 2:1-14.  John was the beloved disciple of Jesus, so he knows what love is!  Plus, he’s writing through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  So, come Sunday and help us love God and each other.  We’ll be talking about “Be Free from Sin,” verses 1-6; and
“Be Free from Hatred,” verses 7-14.

 

Speaking of love, I’ve seen a lot of it in Vacation Bible School this week!  My deepest thanks to everyone who has led, participated and brought people.

 

Love,

Jim Meek

 

 

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