Let me share something with you...I love my husband no matter what, even when he falls short. You know the great thing about love? When a loved one has a short coming or a downfall, love has the ability to cover it. Just as God loves, protects, and covers us, our responsibility is to do the same for the people we love. Don't let love blind you and cause you to create excuses for a lack of commitment, but learn to love and support the people you hold dear, especially when they come up short in good faith.
We all know the incredible, legendary, incomparable, and unquestionable mastermind of music passed away yesterday. Aside from the fact that I was a Prince FANATIC, I look back and appreciate how he was one of the few public figures dedicated to spreading love around the world. Prince would literally perform on stage with the word "love" written across his cheek. He got it! He understood that it's all about the love! We should all take a page from his book and respect and realize the power of love. It can truly change things.
On day 12 of the Love Challenge, we are reminded that LOVE ALWAYS PROTECTS! God can take us away from this place at any moment, so remember to love, remember to do, and remember to give. Protecting our loved ones does not mean we have to excuse all of their mistakes, failures, and bad choices, but it does mean we strive to strengthen what is weak, cover what is vulnerable, and forgive what is imperfect. See you tomorrow for day 13 of the challenge!
"Sometimes those are the things that bein' in love's about..."