Walking in Humility and in Love

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

‘Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.’ - 1 Corinthians 13:7

On Valentine’s day, our staff Jessica and Tsz Yan got a chance to walk around our neighborhood and exchange conversations with the workers who have been blessing our city with cleanliness and love.

'Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.' - Ephesians 4:2-3 (NLT)

In these last few days, World Health Organization has announced that the Coronavirus (CO-VID19) is now a world pandemic. Since the outbreak, some of us may have been gripped by fear and anxiety in the midst of uncertainty and frustration. Others may feel bitter or hold anger against government leaders and those in authority, or share different views than us. No matter how you feel, the Lord understands and He is in our midst. I too, have personally been catching myself reacting unlovingly towards my parents because of the opposing views we have. Instead of responding in love and mutual understanding, I responded in anger and judgement. Yet, the Lord is gracious, and reminded me through 1 Corinthians and Ephesians on the importance of humility. Love requires humility, for love puts others before themselves. It does not demand others to be like you or think like you. You have room to embrace other people even if they share different thoughts or have a different level of faith than you. We are to love like how Christ loves us, and to forgive like how God forgives us. We are not perfect, and it is in moments like these when we need to ask ourselves if we can choose to love this person over winning an argument?