[September 5]
[Love] doth not behave itself unseemly. I Corinthians 13:5
HAVE I the love which is courteous, "doth not behave itself unseemly?" Pride is the root out of which grows much of the unseemly conduct, impoliteness, so common to those who think themselves somebody, either intellectually or financially. Politeness has been defined as love in trifles; courtesy as love in little things. The secret of politeness is either surface polishing or love in the heart. As Christians we are to have the heart love which will prompt us to acts of kindness and courtesy, not only in the household of faith, but in our homes and in our dealings with the world. Z'11-422 R4918:2(Hymn 267)