Isn’t it funny how you can hear the same verses over and over again and then one day you hear them totally different. The pastor recently read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. If you have spent any time in church you have heard these verses. Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy.It is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres. Like most people, I have always related these verses to my spouse and the love we are suppose to share. But this Sunday was different. This Sunday, I read John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you”. The son saw the love that the father had and learned what love should look like. John 15:12 says “My command is this….love each other as I have loved you..” Love as I have loved you. Again a learning by example lesson. It was as if God was speaking to me directly. Don’t fret about who your daughters will fall in love with, their future is in my hands. You are just suppose to show them what love looks like. If I do that, then when some guy comes along and proclaims his love for them they will know if it is real. If you spend your whole life eating real potatoes you can tell when someone tries to sneak in the box stuff. It may seem real to some, but someone that has had real potatoes everyday of their life will know the difference. I want my children and grandchildren to know that I keep no record of wrong, I want to be slow to anger, I want them to see me as a kind and patient person,one that is never self seeking. Oh may my children see me showing love to their father and I know my kids know I love them, but am I showing them the kind of love that God wants them to see? But beyond that ….are my children truly seeing me love my neighbor? Wow…I have some work to do, how about you?