"the deliberate choice of the one who loves rather than the worthiness of the one who is loved."
It seems to me that the Lord wants every choice I make to be deliberate. He wants me to think, act, speak . . . love . . .deliberately.
That's hard. The world all around says do what feels good, don't over-think it, follow your heart. But sometimes my mind and heart feel like doing or saying something unloving. So those ideas don't work in agape-land!
The ability to make deliberate choices requires deliberate preparation.
My prayer and goal for 2012 is to grow in choosing to love others as my Lord has loved me----