Having Three younger brothers is very trying at times, I try to look upon them with love, I try to speak to them with Love. Sometimes I have to clamp my mouth closed from saying something that would not show love. It is always easy. Right this minute I am trying to speak kindly to my brother (he is being extremely difficult), but he is singing the Song "Love Never Fails You". The words go something like "Love does not boast, Love is not proud, Love after all matters the most, Love is the river that flows through, Love never fails You". I have to remember songs, verses, and other things to remind me to love at all times, even when your brother walks by and slaps you on the backside, It's not the end of the world! So the next time you stop to speak rudely or unkind, think to yourself "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails". I want people to see the love of Christ through me, when I am speaking to my family in public. Mama took the boys, Lily Kate, and I to Hobby Lobby, to look at Christmas decorations, and Levi was having some attitude trouble. I tried to hold my tongue and speak with a kind tone of voice. It didn't effect the way he responeded to me, but I saw a lady watching me talk to him and she kept smiling. I hope she saw the light of Jesus shining through me. When you come to speak unkindly ask yourself if people that don't know you are going to see the Love of Christ shining through you. I hope they see it through me.
"Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you are living the way you are."
-Peter the apostle
"Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good".
- Paul the Apostle