Five Minute Friday: Beloved

5-minute-friday-1I’m not feeling it.

Beloved is for the new bride, honeymoon-rumpled and smiling. Beloved is for the newly born, powder-fresh and still a little wet behind the ears. Beloved is even a slightly strange book by Toni Morrison.

But it’s not me. I’m not feeling it.

I’m bewitched, bothered and bewildered, but not beloved. I’ve been besotted. I’m currently bespectacled. I’m even a little bedraggled, since I just finished salting the winter-time sidewalks. But I’m not beloved. I’m sometimes benighted and sometimes even bedazzled, but I’m not feeling beloved.

Fortunately, my feelings have nothing to do with the truth.

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. … In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent His only Son into the world so that we might have life through Him. … Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. (1 John 4:7, 9, 11)


What’s Five Minute Friday?

A blog-prompt project dreamt up by LisaJo Baker, which you can read about here. The skinny is that you spend five minutes of writing, generally unedited (I correct typos, WAY too OCD not to do that, and set up links), on a prompt that she provides just after midnight via a tweet, then spread the word, and link up. Interested? Join up. Check it out.

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Beloved

  1. Love this! One of my favorite posts so far! I feel the same way quite often (even though I needed the help of to understand some of your feelings 🙂 ). But I LOVE how you concluded your thoughts here, about our feelings as they relate to truth. Spot on.

  2. Hi Cynthia
    Oh, how I relate to those feelings, but we have the joy of KNOWING that despite what we might feel, we are His beloved and feelings are just a part of His creation, His gift to us. I have come to realise that when I think the truth, my feelings soon follow suit. Over via FMF.
    Much love

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