Friday, March 22, 2013

To Be or Not To Be A Diva: Love

My thoughts on Divas, Christianity, Women and Girls:

The problem with Divas is their intense self-love.  We know, according to I Corinthians 13, that self-love isn't real love.  Real love changes how you act toward others.  It is connected to virtue.  If you don't have love, you don't have virtue.  If you are loving, you are also patient, kind, humble, not jealous, etc.  And, without love, you simply are a resounding gong or clanging cymbal... Divas' lives are empty noise.  Divas are all show and nothing lasting.  Love is and does something lasting.  Additionally, we know that faith works by love AND without faith it is impossible to please God. That's pretty important to the Christian life.  So, how do you teach love?  You don't.  You model it.  Here at home, they see that Mommy and Daddy love one another in real practical ways.  Mommy practices patience and kindness.  She encourages the Blossoms to practice all the things that love is and does.  We recognize that these things in 1 Corinthians 13 are real and lasting.  We promote these things.  We hold them in high esteem.  The outward appearance is kept in its proper place.  We strive to be well-put-together, but more importantly, we strive to BE Godly, to BE beautiful inside.  That all starts with love.