The power of words to spill over me and wash away confusion is present when I read about love in its most pure, deep, and life-giving sense.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, love is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
As these words poured over me this morning I thought, “How simply elegant, beautiful, and true.”
Knowing what love is helps us to think about love clearly. Love is a thought, an intention, a habit, and a promise to love.
Feeling love helps us to be fully human. Love, as a feeling, is passion and motivation for generosity, sacrifice, and awe.
Yet knowing and feeling love pales to love in action. Love does. Love picks up dog food on the way home from work. Love plays backgammon with a child. For hours. Love says, “Your new outfit looks great, honey!” Love gives hugs, and kisses, and pats on the back. Love laughs, writes, sings, paints, works, travels, cooks, runs, plays, smiles and…
Sometimes love suffers. Separation. Grief. Pain. Fear. Insecurity. Broken hearts need to be comforted. Hard hearts need to be challenged. Lies need to be addressed. Yet confidence is found in the truth and promise of love, that it never fails.
How will you put love into action now? How will you accept love?
Hope your week is love-ly ❤ ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc