When I think of the word Passion, I think of something that stirs emotion and devotion in the center of my heart, mind and soul.
Did you know that the word passion has its origin in the Latin pati; to suffer?
“The Passion” is commonly referred to as the week from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Jesus was impassioned about his mission. He had a strong love for you and I, thus he stood in the gap by centering himself on the cross. The Father loves the Son; the Son loves you and I. Passion, a very strong enthusiasm that results in action.
What Love looks like?
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.”
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-9 The Message (MSG)
If I love like this I am passionate, living with devotion towards, God, you and myself.
Dear Lord, Help me to love you and others with a passionate excitement
that results in the act of loving others like you love us…