Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord."On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him,
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this you will heap burning coals on his head."
Do not overcome evil with evil, but overcome evil with good.
When I read this passage early this year it hit me like a ton of bricks. This was it. This was the secret to living. I read and read it. Then I walked away and started to forget about it.
Recently heartbreak has been entering the lives of our loved ones (our framily) and this verse keeps coming to mind.
Mourn with those who mourn.
We mourn with each other because it helps to know that others hearts have broken because of your broken heart. It makes the road of life easier to travel on when there is someone with you to hold you up, when you want to sit down, cry and just stop going.