An Essential Ingredient

Add the love, Matthew 22:36-40
"Don't forget to add the love" I remind my granddaughters whenever we bake. 

Usually they add it by squeezing the dough with special effort (clean hands, of course). 

Everything we do in life needs this added ingredient, whether a routine daily task or a special celebration. Even when we have the hard tasks of punishing a child or working through a disagreement with a friend or relative, we need to add the love.

Love doesn’t mean accepting inappropriate behavior or speaking only positive things, but it does mean that even the hard things are done with wisdom and care.

So whatever you’re baking up today, don’t forget to add the love. Jesus says it's the first and second most important ingredient in life (Matthew 22:36-40).
copyright, Gail Burton Purath 2012

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10 comments:

  1. "Just add love!" If only we added love into everything we do, this world will be a much better place! Patsy

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  2. A wonderful reminder, Gail.. It's something I have to remember to do myself, as I don't particularly enjoy cooking. Blessings!

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    1. It's kind of sweet because we've been doing this long enough that if I forget to remind my granddaughters to put in the love, they remind me! : )

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  3. Could not agree with today's sentiment more!

    I hope that today's note finds you mended from last week's fall - you've been in my prayers all week!

    Have a refreshing weekend, dear friend!

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    1. Thanks sooooo much for your prayers. I'm doing better...still recovering, but feeling more human again.

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  4. I love baking with my grands, too. I'll remember to have them "add the love" next time...and practice doing it in all I do.

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  5. Such good thoughts - always add the ingredient of "love", no matter what the event or activity is. Thanks!

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  6. So true, Gail! Love pulls it all together!! I also enjoyed your blogger shares!! Have a blessed weekend!!

    In His Lo♥e, Ann

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  7. This is beautiful Gail- so often we forget to add that ingredient, sometimes because we're not used to putting it in!

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  8. and that is exactly what takes an ordinary task & engraves it into a chapter of eternity.

    thx so much for sharing,
    tanya

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