unnecessary emotions

tuesday morning as i was on my way to work i was listening to the radio, as i always do.  i normally switch between a local country station and family life network.  on fln they were having "testimony tuesday" where people call in and give their testimonies.  todays subject was "praying for people you find difficult".  boy was i interested in hearing the testimonies as i, as hard as it is to admit, find LOTS of people difficult. 

i couldn't hardly wait to hear the first testimony...i didn't have to wait long.  a lady called in saying she is a survivor of domestic abuse.  the next statement she made just hit me like a ton of bricks.  she said "love is the only necessary emotion"...WOW...those 6 words almost knocked me over.  this woman, who had been hurt time after time physically and mentally, has a heart that is overflowing with love. 

i've thought of this ever since then as i can't seem to get it off my mind.  i think this is something the Lord really wants me to give attention to.  i will fully admit i struggle with anger...patience and i aren't the best of friends either.  i struggle with people every single day that i find difficult.  i certainly struggle with the ability to be nice to them.  and then i think of her words "love is the only necessary emotion" and it makes me want to be a better person...to try my best to remember all those other emotions, they aren't necessary...think of how happy our lives would be if we filled them to overflowing every single day with nothing but love!!!

out for now