Good Words for Today: February 17

“Love does not envy” (1 Corinthians 13:4). If you live long enough, you’ll probably find someone who does what you do better than you can do it. You’ll meet people with your talents and your gifts—only much more of them. You’ll find people who surpass you in every way. What will you do then? This is one test of love. And if you live long enough, you are certain to encounter people who are less talented and less gifted than you in every way, yet they seem to catch all the breaks and end up ahead of you in the great game of life. True love is generous. Can you love even when you seem to be losing? To paraphrase Amy Carmichael, if I love only when I am winning, I know nothing of Calvary love.

February 17, 2016

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