1 Corinthians 13:4-8
New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Notice what’s missing in the skyline of my favorite city? If you’re thinking the Twin Towers you would be correct…
Since before I can remember New York has been a part of my obsession!! The same streets that I chased after my dreams (at a VERY fast speed!) trying to live and survive were once filled with people leaping out of buildings and the smoke and debris of the collapsing Twin Towers. I personally think that God had something bigger in mind when lives were lost and others were forever changed but on this day 12 years later its hard to fathom what would suffice if I was one of the people grieving the loss of a friend or loved one. One thing I am confident in is that God doesn’t make any mistakes and that ALL things really do work together for the good for those that love him. As our country (and many others) pauses today in reflection hold tight to those you love dearly… Forgive, forget and move on! I can just imagine how many went to bed angry at a husband on this day 12 years ago and stormed out the door thinking they would have the chance to get it right later… how many walked into the Pentagon to get a coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts rushing passed someone in need of spare change, or how many boarded a plane without saying I love you. One of the many, Many, MANY things I learned at the acting studio I attended last year was “if your character is sexy don’t try to “be” sexy but do what sexy does”… And this lesson can surely be applied to life. Not just in the sexy situation but just think of how different life and maybe even the world would be if we did what love does… If we were patient, kind, slow to anger, and lived to honor among all of the other things the bible states. Whether it is this lesson or another, look for the lesson in all of this and don’t let the lives lost by some and sacrificed by others be in vain.
Remember 9/11… Live and Love like it’s your last chance because as we all know, it truly could be.