But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. – Col. 3:14
As the salt of the earth and the light of the world, we should, above all, put on love. We glorify the Lord when we represent His love and grace. An illustration often used to identify interaction with others is depicted as three utensils: a fork, a knife, and a spoon.
A fork picks at others constantly and is critical negatively. None of the wonderful traits in others are ever mentioned. There is love and care, but it’s inconsistent and not dependable. One day it’s one way, the next it’s another. The relationship is highly unpredictable.
A knife cuts people off, is destructive, sharp, and has no mercy. There is no forgiveness, understanding, or grace. Often because of having been abandoned by a caregiver, that person hides behind a thick wall, cannot commit, and lives in constant fear.
As Christ’s ambassadors, we are to be like spoons. A spoon gently scoops up others with love and kindness and holds them in high esteem. We love one another through our actions, not just words. The way we speak to one another, walk in love and truth is proof to others that we walk in the Spirit. Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit to enable us to be spoons, from glory to glory