I have often wondered how “love” would be if we were like more like Thumper (from Bambi) and merely “twitterpated”. Is this the love that will stick with me in the hard times? Is this the love that will go out of my way to be inconvenienced? Is our zeitgeist so shallow or is there a more profound love out there?
Now I know the Lord Jesus not only gave us Love but demonstrated Love. I know that He encouraged His disciples to Love one another as He had loved them. I know that we struggle with this because of big and small issues, but what shouts louder than any shouting match or warms a cold shoulder is His Love. His Love Sacrifices but doesn’t complain; His Love Initiates but doesn’t impose; His Love Listens and doesn’t assume; His Love Cares but doesn’t possess. …
And I know that His “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Co 13:4–7 New Living Translation). Why? Because He is Love!
Will you join me, then, sharing this Love with each other and others?