One man was bemoaning to me one day that he was tired of being a “nuclear reactor.” And by nuclear reactor, he meant one who could on occasion emotionally blow-up and get ultra-angry when events were not going his way or others acted irrationally (at least from his point of view).
If you’re ever tempted to explode with fury when others act contrary to your expectations, there’s a cure. It’s called love!
Love is infinitely patient.
Love looks beyond the evil of the moment to the good that is possible.
Love is not self-righteous, thinking only about what it can get or ought to get. Love is interested in what will bless the other person, and is happy to provide it.
Love is not selfish, only concerned about what it wants or believes it should have. Love is unselfish, always ready to help another up, extend a helping hand, share an encouraging word, or to help a neighbor overcome a weakness or shortcoming.
Love does not focus on everything that is wrong, but works to bring out everything that is right.
Love feels no need to be defensive, no worry about its image, nor desire to prove another wrong. Love works to inspire that which is right.
Love has no fear of loss.
Love is not a frail human emotion that feels vulnerable or unsure.
Love is divine, the power and presence of God that asserts and affirms all good.
Love knows its own wholeness and completeness and is not afraid to show it.
Love is always in the position of strength, never weakness.
Love has the upper-hand, always in control, acting with authority, dominion and confidence.
Love is the Mind of God that acts with grace, poise, peace of mind and clear conviction that whatever is right will prevail over what is wrong.
Love persists until it wins.
Love never gives up.
Love has the final say.
As children of God, we all have the Mind of Love to express freely and abundantly in every relationship we are part of.
Letting divine Love take the lead in our thought and relations with others negates temptation to react out-of-control, for the Mind of Love is always in control, ready to bless others no matter what position they take.