Lenten "Love Dare" ~ Day 1


Today's Theme:
Love is Patient

"Be completely humble and gentle: be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2

"The First part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse (or family) at all. If temptations arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret"

So my friends, here we go. Our first challenge. Try to apply this to everyone in your family, especially your spouse. Remember to see the face of Christ in everyone you meet. 

Our question at the end of the day is this:
"Did anything happen today to cause anger toward your mate (or family member)? Were you tempted to think disapproving thoughts and to let them come out in words?"

Know that I will be praying for each of you. Please pray for me as well. Leave a comment sharing what you learned today. Let's make this a prayerful, grace filled Lent, learning to love our families more, thereby loving our Lord the best way we know how. 
Blessings, 
Mary
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The above italicised text comes from "The Love Dare" by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

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