Let’s talk about love. According to Wikipedia, Love is the emotion of strong affect and personal attachment. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion and affection. In religious context, love is not just a virtue, but the basis for all being (God is love) and the foundation for all divine law (Golden Rule).
Our first understandings of love come from the love shown to us by our parents. We learn an develop ideas about love through the interactions with our parents and between our parents, the way they communicate, support one another, respect each other and overall commit to one another.
When you are serious about showing love to another you really need to understand and be aware of the example of love that you were shown. Love does not hurt, it is not jealous, it does not boast, it is forgiving, it is faithful, it is not vain; Love covers all.
I’m not an expert on love, maybe have experienced what I thought was love once or twice. But I came to understand love when I had to look at my issues face to face. Then I took it one stepped further and made God my example of how I should love. It took me years to learn this; I was blinded. I was in the church, thought I knew the church but didn’t understand how or why the love we sung about and heard about didn’t translate in my home. Its been an amazing journey but its changed me.
1 Corinthians 13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
God is Love~Be Blessed
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