1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
The world craves love, doesn’t it? Why? Because we’re hard-wired to love and to be loved.
Simple: Love is easy when things go our way, when people give us what we need, when we give those we love what they need. It’s simple to talk about loving when it’s what we want to do, when it’s a choice we make.
Challenging: Love is difficult when others hurt us, when we don’t want to love back, when we don’t want to turn the other cheek, when we don’t always want to forgive.
The picture in my post is of my six-year-old daughter who is an amazing example of love, not just to her family, but to everyone who walks in our house. She welcomes others with an enormous smile and kind words. She forgives readily. She is small and young, but yet a reminder to me about how to love: Unconditionally.
Loving doesn’t mean that we ignore the fact that there is right and wrong. It means we’ll let go of judging others and love them. I will keep on doing my best to achieve this. Will you join me?