Editor’s note: The author explains her family’s Lenten commitment to take the Love Dare here . Regular updates will be posted all through Lent. Click here to catch up on previous posts. Due to CE staff scheduling, we will not be able to keep up with these posts daily, but we will make sure they are all posted, even though it means they run past Lent. ]
Review the dare and try to work on weak areas.
“Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7).
Well, after today, we are half way through Lent and through our family love dare. Today we are trying to take inventory of what things have been successful and what things need work. We have noticed that we have all become more helpful, but we still have trouble controlling our tongues. I am especially guilty of that. Overall, the dare has been a very positive thing for us. We have become more aware of each other. We are trying to fill each others’ needs in a more thoughtful way. We still have a long way to go.
Lord, give us the strength to face our own shortcomings and the grace to correct them.