Sometimes we are better able to understand something when we reflect on its opposite. And so when I read the words below this week about hate, I found that they made me appreciate even more the power of Paul’s words. These words are intended to help us deepen our understanding and commitment to living out the words from 1 Corinthians 13 by looking at its opposite.
Hate is impatient; hate is cruel.
Hate is jealous; it puts on airs.
It is snobbish; it is always rude.
It is self-seeking; it is prone to anger.
Hate rejoices with what is wrong, but does not rejoice with the truth.
There is no limit to hate's malevolence, to its untrustworthiness, its despair, its weakness to sustain.
Hate never wins.
There are in the end three things that fail:
Deceit, despair, and hate.
And the weakest of these is hate.
(Rob MacSwain, shared with permission)
From an article by Living Compass. Click the following link for the full article Love > Have