I’ve written this blog about a dozen times in my head, and nothing seems to come out just the way I want when I start typing. The words don’t want to meld together on the page. A very frustrating thing for a person used to making words work.
Everyone here, writers and readers, likes to dream about love. But what is love? Is it the dreamy, fluttery feeling we all like to read and write about? A kiss? A box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers? I don’t thinks so.
First Corinthians says that LOVE
- is patient
- is kind
- is not jealous
- is not boastful
- is not proud
- is not rude
- does not demand its own way
- is not irritable
- keeps no record of wrongs
- does not rejoice in injustice
- does rejoice in the truth
- never gives up
- never loses faith
- is always hopeful
- endures through every circumstance
- will last forever
That’s a hard list. I know I’m imperfect at it. At different times in my life I have failed at every single one. :(
Is love a feeling? I think we feel love, but it is not a feeling. I’ve said this before, but I think it bears repeating.
LOVE IS A CHOICE
When things get hard, you (and I) have to choose to love. We have to keep no record of wrongs. We have to never give up, never lose faith, keep hoping.
Our church is doing a series this month on love. One of the things my pastor said this last week that really stuck with me is, “Love is only love when it’s accompanied by actions.”
What can you do for someone today that proves you choose to love them?
PS. I will send one lucky reader who comments on any post this week (8/10 – 8/17) a PDF copy of One Choice or Sweet Freedom a la Mode (winner’s choice).