Love one another, with everything under the kitchen sink

“Serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13)

It was another Saturday afternoon … the kind where you have your project list and your husband has his, and you’re hoping that if you both rush madly, everything will get done.

But you can hear, from the kitchen where he’s starting to lay out the equipment to install a new faucet set, that things are already not going well. There’s a thump! and a groan and the sound of something metallic hitting the linoleum.

So the question is: are you going to lay out the equipment to start your project? Or are you going to go to the kitchen, find out what tool he’s missing, and play plumber’s assistant?

Well, what’s two hours spent passing wrenches and commiserating about how tight the space is under the sink? Would life be better if I got more done and he got grouchy?

And then, later in the evening, I walk upstairs and find he’s cleaned up the dinner that he cooked – even though cleanup isn’t the cook’s job.

God made Christians for: Serving one another in love.

How can you serve someone in love this week?

Copyright © 2009 – 2014 Carlene Hill Byron


About Carlene Byron

Writer, editor, publicist, communications project manager ... I've written technology and infrastructure; I used to edit New England Church Life and The New England Christian and I've freelanced to publications ranging from Commonweal to Christianity Today. I'm now living in my hometown in Maine and am speaking about global perspectives on suicide prevention.
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