Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.-1 Corinthians 13:4-7
As we celebrate Mother’s Day what better description of a mother’s love do we have then what Paul describes in today’s verses. Mothers are patient, they are kind, they do not envy, they do not boast, they are not proud, they do not dishonor others, they are self-seeking, they are not easily angered, they keep no record of wrong, they always protect, they always trust, they always hope, and they always persevere. Fathers instill discipline and respect into children, but mothers instill love into children. And it is this love that should be the driving force behind everything that you do. Just as without a mother’s love you are incomplete, without God’s love you are incomplete spiritually. Honor your mother today by passing on her legacy of love.