This week there has been a lot of post about Love so here is a little something I have found on the subject:
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?….
Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High: for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Luke 6:32, 35 Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946 and 1952
While We Pray
God does not love as we love; God does not
Love us for any loveliness within
Our hearts and souls; He loves us knowing what
We are in all our selfishness and sin.
God does not love us weakly, with a blind
Indulgence; He must change our lives, since He
Is holiness, inexorably kind,
From what they are to what they ought to be.
We love the lovable, the wise, the good,
Those who return our love, those who have done
What we desire; but God’s fatherhood
Loves each ungrateful, selfish, loveless one.
God does not love as we love, but we may
Learn how to love as God Loves, while we pray.
Jane Merchant “The Greatest Of These” 1954