Tuesday, March 14, 2006

For all Feather-Bed Warriors

I've been reading Spurgeon's Morning devotions from his Morning and Evening book. This line from March 12 - AM caught my attention:

Wouldst thou be a feather-bed warrior, instead of bearing the rough fight of love?

Ouch. My first thought was that I prefer to love those that are easy to love, such as my wife and son. But, you know, they can be very hard to love sometimes (I certainly can be hard to love too). Love can be, no, IS a "rough fight," not only in my heart but to actually follow through in my words and deeds.