The 57th Day of Love

Memory Verse— Galatians 5:22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.

The Prayer— Give us your Spirit, O Lord, and we know that love will come.

The Affirmation— Today I realize that love grows in a garden of related truth.

The Scripture Lesson— Galatians 5:22-26

The Meditation

When love is sought as an isolated virtue, then it

may be experienced as an imitated vice.

There are people who believe that God is love, and

then they may say love is God. This is idolatry.

God is also justice, truth, judgment and eternal

all-knowing wisdom.

The tragedy of the universalist is that he has to

have two gods: one for the here and now, and

one very different for the hereafter.

If you erase moral distinction from the heart of

the universe, you make heaven less honorable

than the finest community on earth.

Every fruit of the Spirit makes us a better related

person, to God, to others, to ourselves and to

eternal truth.

To seek the fruit of love without wisdom or moral

distinction is to reach again for the apple in the

garden of Eden. For God still walks in the cool

of the day saying, “Adam, where are you?”