Love Never Fails

Written by Joyce C. Lock

"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Luke 23:24

How many times do you suppose we've hurt people and not realized it; to have reacted without thought; to have deemed another not ready, worthy, capable, or spiritual enough; to have picked our favorite over another; to have excluded one who didn't measure up; to sit by one more attractive, popular, or fun; to have been in such a hurry to greet one that we bypassed another; to have closed our hearts to someone whose words we didn't want to hear; to think we've done God a favor by getting rid of someone we thought difficult, different, or wrong?

How many times do you suppose that that prayer has been prayed for us, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do?"


Written by Joyce C. Lock

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "I believe inrepparttar fundamental truth of all great religions ofrepparttar 126895 world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary forrepparttar 126896 people to whom these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us readrepparttar 126897 scriptures ofrepparttar 126898 different faiths fromrepparttar 126899 standpoints ofrepparttar 126900 followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at bottom all one and were all helpful to one another."

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he isrepparttar 126901 head ofrepparttar 126902 body,repparttar 126903 church: who isrepparttar 126904 beginning,repparttar 126905 firstborn fromrepparttar 126906 dead; that in all things he might haverepparttar 126907 preeminence, Co. 1:16-18.

There is at least some truth in every religion and things that are not true about all religions. Religion changes with every generation. And, withrepparttar 126908 huge multitude of religions, it seems absurd for anyone to think they have allrepparttar 126909 answers.

Many churches have become any ofrepparttar 126910 following: cold, dead, legal, stuffy, and or a social club. Often, they are so very educated that they no longer get their instruction from God (acting like they are God).

And, even some ofrepparttar 126911 most spiritual churches appear as if they know everything God believes, everything He thinks. They don't even have to ask Him, as they already know allrepparttar 126912 rules. They decide who is worthy to serve, who isrepparttar 126913 right gender, and who has allrepparttar 126914 right stuff.

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