Tuesday, March 23, 2010


In his book Crazy Love, Francis Chan reminds his readers what being a true Christian is really about. "God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love."

I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Cor. 13:2-3

Chan references the popular love passage in 1 Cor 13 and asks us to substitutes our name for the word Love.

"Joy is patient and kind; Joy does not envy or boast; she is not arrogant or rude. Joy does not insist on her own way; she is not irritable or resentful; she does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Joy bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

This was particularly hard to swallow. Recently I have been very humbled just by how limited my capacity is to love people. There are times where I run out of patience and snap at people. I get jealous of people easily. I boast about my achievements. I can be quite self-righteous and arrogant. I am weak! But thank God for his grace that covers over my weaknesses and imperfections. Jesus... help me to love.


  1. i enjoy this post a lot (or maybe the book?)

    i had to come back just now and plug my name in because i feel like i have pms!!!!!!

    hahahaha tmi?