Please take a moment to re-read this verse but insert your name where you see a blank.
"________ is patient, ________ is kind. ________ does not envy, _______ does not boast, _______
is not proud. __________ does not dishonor others, ___________ is not self-seeking, _________
is not easily angered, __________ keeps no record of wrongs. ________ does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth. _________ always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
perseveres. __________ never fails."
When you insert your name do you slow down your reading? Do you question the validity of each statement when we say our name in context? We are all human and no one is perfect but we should always strive to live fully these qualities of love as we live this life with everyone?
Now that that the Presidential election is in full swing I think this would be a valuable checklist to use often to be mindful of how we treat one another during this politically divisive time as well as all the time.