We were all asked
To choose a Gift.
Many chose the Gift of Tongues.
But 1 Corinthians 12:31 encouraged us to seek higher gifts
So I humbly asked for the Gift of Love.
Lo and behold!
As what scripture said,
“Ask and you shall be given”.
With this Gift
I’ve experienced tolerance at the work place
especially with people from different backgrounds
Different levels of competencies and efficiencies.
To receive this Gift
I found myself becoming more patient
Especially with those who are slow.
Yet in this process
I became more aware of those less fortunate than me
And I noticed myself being transformed
And my heart changed.
Instead of being indifferent
I take steps to be kind to the elderly
and to be more compassionate to those suffering.
Yet, with the Gift of Love comes pain
In loving, I find myself vulnerable to being hurt
And even rejected by those whom I love.
It’s even more painful when the hurts and rejection come from those closest.
It is in loving that I realise that I am weak
And I need God’s grace to forgive
To let go of my hurts
So that I can love again.
Oh! But happiness is also when love is returned
In the form of a hug or an embrace
In affirmation and in action.
Happiness is also knowing that your child has come a long way
and made a turn around towards home and making it good.
So be careful what you ask
For the scripture says
“Ask, and you shall receive.”