Lovers are imperfect, but love is perfect.
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. 1 Cor 13
I think the ultimate purpose of life may just be to get to a place of love perfection and I think motherhood, parenthood in general, gets us closer to that Heavenly love. It should.
This Valentine’s Day, the girls and I went to a nursing home and smiled, hugged, conversed and passed handmade valentines around to the wonderful residents. It was such a treat.
LOVE is a gift. Love, EXERCISED, is the ultimate gift!
Think about it. If someone claims to love you, but don’t exercise the patience, kindness, support, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty, protection, trust, hope and perseverance that SHOWS they love you… instead, they are easily angered, quick to judge and blame. Do You Feel Loved?
Look at these 10 Ways to Love ... and a scripture to back it up! Awesome, right?
LISTEN without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
SPEAK without accusing. (James 1:19)
GIVE without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
PRAY without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
ANSWER without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
SHARE without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
ENJOY without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
TRUST without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7)
FORGIVE without punishing. (Colossians 3:13)
PROMISE without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)
I just love this! Love is not some mystical, magical action-less feeling. Love is a choice to act and to allow ourselves to be our best selves for that person. Love HEALS … it does not hurt. Love endures all, it does not give up when circumstances are painful. Love is the strength that pulls us up when life is hard.
When there’s a hole in your life, fill it with love!
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