Am I Loving Enough?

24 Mar

Love others

Self-doubt.

Self-condemnation.

Self-measurement.

Self-focus.

The rule for all of us is perfectly simple.  Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.  As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets.  When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.  If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more.  If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less. –C.S. Lewis

I remember hearing a message once called “Fake It Until You Make It.”  That message always bothered me.  But I don’t think this is what C.S. Lewis is saying here.  I think he’s talking about the fact that the Biblical definition of love is about actions not feelings.  Let’s take action today.  Bring someone a cup of coffee.  Cook someone’s favorite meal.  Smile.  Send an encouraging e-mail.  Have fun.

Photo courtesy: http://moonstarsandpaper.blogspot.com/2007/02/hearty-breakfast.html

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