Change Only You

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"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 wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
New International Version

Love comes gently upon the heart, and slowly it builds, with light flowing joy it builds. The bits and pieces of friendship and trust join to grow into cherishing and eventually loving another. We must remember that love sees with clarity and honesty. However, our imperfections, our human nature, change what we perceive as characteristics of love and of the heart. We must take a moment to see with our hearts the love which we carry with us, is pure. Then we may see the world with total and complete clarity. With clarity, you may see to change yourself, but do not try to change others; for they must change themselves. No one has the right to ask another to change to be loved; we must love in order to change. As the verse says “Love does not dishonor others, nor does it delight in evil”.  We must accept ourselves and love others for who they are, not who we want them to become. Love does not fail us, we fail to love others with purity and honesty.

Rev. Vickie Michels


 View the world with a pure heart, for love is perfection. Take a moment to love yourself so you may honor your spouse and love them with the clarity of a pure heart, clear the evil poison which bombards us from those who delight in evil. Rejoice in love, truth, and honesty to enjoy your life, your spouse and your future will be brighter and your love will continue to guide you on your path to acceptance and truth. People who love us with clarity and purity of heart, do not ask us to disfigure, make us cold or darken our hearts, true love is warm, and bright and desires only the best for us.