Beyond reason

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. I Cor 13:7

Given no realistic expectation of change it seems reasonable to avoid disappointment,  save our efforts,  withdraw our resources and resign ourselves to the inevitable.  Beyond all reason and without reservation, our loving Christ chose death to redeem a race of repeat offenders and reluctant learners who show little inclination to change. Forgiveness, hopefulness, and endurance only make sense in the context of love.

Lord, help me to discard my stingy, reasoned love for Your hopeful, enduring love.