Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Perfect Love

More from Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle: "Despite the fear and unfaithfulness of his followers, Jesus' love never faltered, for it was not dependent on the merit and virtue and the qualifications of those he loved."

I want to love like Jesus. I want to look at the heart of a person not on the outside. I want to be loved for who I am inside. No, I want to be loved DESPITE who I am inside. That's how Jesus loves.


Pom Pom said...

Me, too. I think we're missing something deep and important when we assess character based on the outer covering. I love how Jesus chose humble disciples, people who didn't have a lot of clout. It hurts when we are overlooked because we may not stand out much, but it's our pride that takes those kinds of blows poorly. Oh that I could embrace descending instead of ascending. And Jesus keeps giving such generous portions of grace. I love Him so.
I ordered your bird print and I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I think it may come tomorrow. Please send me your address in a comment (I won't publish it, of course) and I'll send it off to you asap! lovelovelove pp

Laura A said...

Excellent point about being loved both for who we are inside and despite it. It's true!