God has given us the spirit of love!

2Ti 1:7  for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and sound mind.

The love of God is a wonderful gift. For love grants us power, love and sound mind. Fear is the opposite of love. Fear produces hatred, it produces timidity and personal weakness, and it produces confusion.

God loves us so much that he promises to grant wisdom to any who ask him. Of course his wisdom is not like our wisdom at times…so we can at times think / say “What are you doing?”  God’s wisdom is peaceable; its kind and not easily angered…and of course his wisdom is his love…so through God’s love we can have peace in the midst of pain and confusion. We can draw on his power, which helps us through trying times and we can draw on his love to help us to forgive – when the alternative is to hate.

He took our punishment – so I followed

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding vocations at times. Other times you wonder just what did you get into and can be frustrating when it comes to discipline. Recently I took unusual action in the way I had to bring discipline into home – using our lord’s life as an example.


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