Lenten "Love Dare" ~ Day 19

Day 19

"Love is Impossible"
" Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."
~ 1 John 4:7

"How many times has your love proven incapable of controlling your anger? How many times has your love motivated you to forgive or brought about a peaceable end to an ongoing argument?
It's this failure that exposes mankind's sinful condition. We've fallen short of God's commands (Romans 3:23). We've all demonstrated selfishness. hatred and pride. And unless something is done to cleanse us of these ungodly attributes, we will stand before God guilty as charged (Romans 6:23). That's why if your not right with God, you can't truly love your spouse because He is the source of that love."

Today' Dare:
"Look back over the dares from previous days. Were there some that seemed impossible to you? He you realized your need for God to change your heart and to give you the ability to love? Ask Him to show you where you stand with Him, and ask for the strength and grace to settle your eternal destination."

The above italicized text come from The Love Dare written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

Mary's note:
As Catholics this is something we do everyday by choosing to follow Christ, be receiving , the Sacraments especially the Eucharist and Confession. All these things are strengthened through daily prayer and conversation with God. Remember, we are NEVER alone.