Friday, June 22, 2007

Taken From Hopes' Blog



Title: Spiritual Playpens

Love is the way to maturity. Selfishness stunts
growth and keeps us in a spiritual playpen. The
world is full of emotional babies, crawling over
each other, screaming, "Mine! This I want, and
this I shall have, and never mind what it does to
anybody else!" What a relief, what peace, when
one who has reached spiritual adulthood, who by
love has grown out of himself, comes along. He
freely gives up his own aims and ambitions, his
safety and his cherished plans, his possessions,
his feelings, anything at all that will help and
says my life for yours. Such a one comes as a
rescuer.

To give myself up is the last thing I think of
doing. It looks like weakness. In God's eyes,
though, it is power.

"We who share His weakness shall by the power of
God live with Him in your service" (2 Cor 13:4
NEB).

This is Hope and I, (and her newest little one, Ethan,) moments after meeting each other. Isn't she cute?

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