Necessary Emotions

I was reading Madaleine L’Engle’s Glimpses of Gracewhen I came across this quote; 

“Love is not an emotion. It is a policy.” ~ Hugh Bishop of Mirfield

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I would like to ask Hugh – “How is this ‘policy’ enforced without emotion?”

…I really don’t think its possible. We need our emotions in order to act on the decision to love. 

This is where it becomes challenging.

We need to do this without letting our emotions run away with us.

This takes an incredible amount of self-control. 

I for one, can’t do this without the Holy Spirit… check it out in Galatians 5

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One thought on “Necessary Emotions

  1. arabelle marie July 31, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    I agree. We do need our emotions, but they can often overrule our behavior. We need Jesus to keep us in check.

    Love you! Thanks for your encouragement.

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