Thursday, October 1, 2015

Proverbs 16:23-24 -- On Actively Loving

"The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."
Proverbs 16:23-24

This is a good reminder that we need to make sure our self-improvements and love and kindness show on the outside too.  We need to let our hearts teach the rest of us.  It might sound smarmy, but when we are motivated from the inside to be kind and pleasant, people can tell that we are authentic, and that we really care.  It isn't an act or done to get something, but because we truly love others and want them to be happy.  I think we feel this more often than we show it, so today, let's work on that outward expression.  Let's add some verb to those nouns, and start letting our feelings of love turn into actively loving and serving and caring.  Let's make sure what comes out of our mouths is kind and not angry.  Let's make sure it is caring and not critical.  As we do, we'll feel more sweetness in our own souls as well, and we'll also feel better.  Peace is always healthier than conflict.

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