Love Feedback Form

A church in Worcester (about an hour or so from Cape Town) has asked me to come on Sunday and speak on Love. They are doing a series on “love in action” type of a thing, and are trying to mobilize their church into being active and involved in seeing change come in their community, with the driving force of God’s love. So in preparation for my “sermon” I have really been meditating and pondering on what love really is, how it is supposed to be lived out, and questioning if we as the church really represent love in the way Jesus did, the way we are supposed to. In all my reading, writing, thinking, praying, scribbling, pondering and so on, I found myself stuck in a very cliché chapter of the Bible: 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

I feel like this chapter could serve as a “feedback form” (like one you would fill out at a restaurant or a shop that asks for your customer feedback) if we allowed it to. You see, as Christians, above all else, we are called to love. Jesus made that clear when He was asked about the most important commandment; to love God and to love others. But do we get caught up in our own agendas, our own programs (even though we are convinced they are “of God”), and our own pride, or are we really living, walking, breathing, LOVING examples of Jesus? As I said, I think 1 Corinthians chapter 13 holds the answer to that. We could read it and judge for ourselves but often we might not have a totally clear picture of who we are and how we represent ourselves and God to others. So better yet, we could create a “service provider feedback form” based on 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

All you have to do is replace the word “love” with your name, print out a bunch of forms, and hand them out to all your friends and family, Christian and Non, asking them to openly and honestly give their opinions and feedback; you might find they will be more honest if they are allowed to remain anonymous. The form could go as follows:

Love Service Provision of Ryan: Feedback form

Instructions: Please read the following statements, think carefully about the best answer and rate the validity in the statement from 1 to 10 (1 being “very much NOT true”, and 10 being “VERY much true”), pertaining to how you view Ryan.

Ryan is patient. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ryan is kind. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not envious. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not boastful. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not arrogant. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not rude. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan does not insist on his own way. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not irritable. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan is not resentful. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in truth. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, & endures all things. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Please feel free to add additional comments about Ryan:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form! Your feedback is important to Ryan!


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