Lenten Blog – 3/19/2018
My 1-year-old son, Eli, likes to have things his way. When he wants something, he goes and grabs it. When someone tries to make him do something he doesn’t want to do, like take a nap, he throws a tantrum… I mean a full-on, scream-his-head-off, throw stuff, throw-himself-to-the-ground, tantrum. It’s bad when 1-year-old acts like this, but it’s expected. When a 40-year-old does it…
“[Love] does not insist on its own way” – 1 Corinthians 13:5
You would think that by the time we become adults we would learn to act better, but I’ve seen some adults come pretty close to that description of my 1-year-old. Not only is this not good, but when we act like this, we usually look like fools. It’s not how love acts. Love does not insist on its own way. Love is able to work with others and respect their opinions. Love does nothing in selfishness but puts the needs of others first. This is what Jesus did for us.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45