It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 29, Book 15

January 29th - Sincere love

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:9 

This is a good verse to live by.  Sincere love must be free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments and have peaceable conduct towards all men, with forbearance and benevolence.  Our love should  not be seeking our own credit or profit, but the good of many.  It must be genuine - the real thing. 

To be sincere is having or showing true feelings that are expessesd in an honest way. : genuine or real : not false, fake, or pretended.  Sincerity of feeling, intent and presentation touches the hearts of everyone. Do things out of the goodness of your heart; don't seek a reward or do things to acquire things from people. When you give without expecting the boomerang effect to occur, the giving becomes an act of sincerity and an expression of your genuine concern for and interest in others

Sincere love is a commitment to do good to someone else, to make them a priority, the focus of our attention. The good news is that when you show an interest in others and the things that are important to them, they will show an interest in you and the things that are important to you!

I do hope you all aren’t sick of reading about my topic for the year - LOVE.   There are so many quotes, poems and stories to share on the subject that I don’t think I’m going to run out.  It seems every other article I read seems to have something to do with love or the lack of it these days.  

Sincerely Yours

Life is just a short walk
from the cradle to the grave,
and it sure behooves us to be kind
to one another along the way.

Alice Childress



Unconditional love is something special indeed. Unfortunately too many people have strings attached when it comes to love.

betty said...

I'm not sick of reading these, Ma. I'm enjoying them. Lots of great aspects about love! I do agree to do things out of the gooddess of our hearts and not expecting anything back because we do something.


jack69 said...

Sincerety is a valuable character trait, sadly in our world today for many it is a lost art.
I realy liked the LLL
Live Love and Laugh!

jack69 said...

TT is so right, too many times strings are attached to someones offer of love.