Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Welcome, trial

One of the devotional books that I've been reading is A Lamp Unto My Feet by Elisabeth Elliot. It's an excellent, excellent book but not a book to read if you want your ears tickled. It's full of good 'ole conviction. Here was today's reading....

Tell us, fool, who knows more of love - the one who has joys from it or the one who has trials and grief? He answered: There cannot be any more knowledge of love without both of them.
~Ramon Llull, The Book of the Lover and the Beloved

When I imagine that I want to learn to love God - and to love my husband and others whom God has given me to love - let me test the desire of my willingness to accept trial and grief. If I can welcome them - Yes, Lord! - and believe God's purpose in them, I am learning the lesson of love. If I cannot, it's a fair indication that my desire to love is a delusion."

No comments:

Post a Comment