Strength Today

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.

[1 John 4:7]

bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

[Col 3:13]

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Oh, might we all our lineage prove,

Give and forgive, do good and love;

By soft endearments, in kind strife,

Lightening the load of daily life.

~ J. KEBLE ~

We may, if we choose, make the worst of one another. Every one has his weak points; every one has his faults: we may make the worst of these; we may fix our attention constantly upon these. But we may also make the best of one another. We may forgive, even as we hope to be forgiven. We may put ourselves in the place of others, and ask what we should wish to be done to us, and thought of us, were we in their place. By loving whatever is lovable in those around us, love will flow back from them to us, and life will become a pleasure instead of a pain; and earth will become like heaven; and we shall become not unworthy followers of Him whose name is Love.

~ A. P. STANLEY ~

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