Love never gives up
Love cares more for others than self
Love doesn't want what it does not have
Love doesn't strut
Doesn't have a swelled head
Doesn't force itself on others
Isn't always "me first"
Doesn't fly off the handle
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others
Doesn't revel when others grovel
Takes pleasure in the following of truth
Puts up with anything
Trusts God always
Always looks for the best
Never looks back
But keeps going to the end
1 Corinthians 13 4-7
Sunday our pastor said, "until you see you can't love, you can't love"...
The kind of love that is spoken about in Corinthians, real selfless love doesn't happen on a human level...only God can love like that...does love like that.
I know I do not, cannot love this way in my natural being...only through God can I ever begin to love well.
Our pastor ask us to think about how we want to be loved...then to love others like that.
I don't think I have ever really put the answer to that question in words. I have an impression, a feeling...so I am going to ponder this some to get a clearer answer. I am thinking it will help me be more intentional in my actions.
" You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." (ESV)