Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It’s important to remember that this word which is commonly thrown in with the rest of our everyday vocabulary has a deep, profound meaning. Use it wisely and don’t degrade it. For the ones that you LOVE, remind them everyday. For those who are ‘difficult’ find it in your being to express this to them. Remember, we are not perfect and neither are our neighbors, our parents, our friends, our classmates, our housemates nor our siblings. So when the going gets rough and we run out of patience, find pleasure in our brother’s pain, judge or neglect those that we ‘love,’ because we can’t possibly find it in ourselves to love someone who hurt us, find motivation in knowing that although we hurt Him numerous times daily, He died for us and still loves us with the greatest love of all.
John 4:9-11 “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”