There continues to be a lot going on in the world. Something that is always needed is love. Love has the ability to inspire breakthroughs, redefine moods, change situations, and transcend boundaries.
1 Corinthians 13:4-13 talks about love. Specifically, the Bible says:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Source: The Bible via https://www.biblegateway.com
Everyday is an opportunity to make an intentional decision to show love to others. Love doesn’t mean you necessarily agree with a person’s choices or actions. Love does change lives though.
Don’t assume someone knows that you love them. Tell them you love them. Show them that you love them.
By the way, your differences should not be used as an excuse to dictate the amount of love you are willing to give someone.
Whether the person is a stranger to you or a best friend, they are human and need love. God loves us even though we are imperfect. God is patient and forgiving of us. Perhaps it is time to show God’s love to others…not just when it’s convenient but rather on a consistent basis.
What does love mean to you?
Blessings and Love,
Purpose Over Fear
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