Stirring the Forgiveness pot today.* A great day for forgiving and a great day for a beautiful printable. (You’re welcome!)
Though an English teacher by profession, grammar wasn’t my favorite. On the first day of school, while listing “Miss Moore’s Classroom Expectations” I included:
“If there’s not a surprise birthday party on May 25, you will have to do grammar all period long.”
Weird, I know. It just came out of my mouth and it stuck. I got a lot of cake in ten years of teaching. It stuck, as well. Ninth graders loved a party.
It helps to know some grammar. Action verbs are something we do. Here’s a good one for February:
Love. Love is a verb. It’s something we do.
God showed us how to love best and it was something He did:
When He gave (His Son.)
As He invites us (to His Eternal Party.)
While He forgives and forgives and forgives (our sin.)
All verbs: give, invite, forgive. Action verbs. Love takes doing, whether we feel like it or not. Sometimes I feel love, but that’s not the point.
I love Ustinov’s description:
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Forgiving someone you love may feel endless, and I’m thinking God may feel the same about me. I’m grateful He doesn’t stop, but keeps on forgiving. All I need to do is ask, and He forgives endlessly. Because of Jesus.
Make a list:
Who do I…
- Need to forgive?
- Use a tender look?
How can I…
- Begin this habit?
- Do things to love truly?
Love is a verb, an action verb. Happy February & Grammar! Happy Acting-in-Love-by-Forgiving-Endlessly!
*Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 ESV
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