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Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:15 PM

Can't Buy Love

Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:15 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:15 PM

The other morning I went to get breakfast at Chick-Fil-A. Our daughter Kylie’s dog, Finn, was with me. Kylie is very strict about the food he is supposed to get. However, every once in a while I will sneak him out to Chick-Fil-A for four chicken nuggets. Finn absolutely loves them; me not so much.

I was listening to the radio and the song came on “Can’t Buy Me Love.” I looked over at Finn and I thought to myself, “Yeah right!” I was going to pull up to the drive-thru, order four nuggets and buy his love. The way to Finn’s heart is through his stomach.

 A seminary professor of mine said; “God has a secret stairway to everyone’s heart.” God offers love to us in so many different ways. God is continually reminding us that we are special and that we matter to God! 

We can choose to be kind, more patient and understanding. Choose to be less judgmental, less critical and mean spirited. We can choose to serve others and help those in need.

The song was still playing on the radio and while it may be true that we “can’t buy love,” we can sure show love to those around us.
This week reflect on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NRSV. “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

–– Mark

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