If you follow my blog, you should already know I believe love takes over all. Therefore I’m starting with <3! As you read the scripture and definition think about how you show qualities of love, for others and yourself, in your daily life. Also think of how you can improve in this area.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Definition: Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1): the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2): brotherly concern for others (definition from merriam-webster.com)
Spread love! Give love! Be love!
Francis Chan, in his book, Crazy Love, suggested replacing our name with the word “love” and “it” in the Scripture to see how well we do at love (Susan is patient, Susan is kind, Susan does not envy, etc…). I thought it was a terrific exercise to see where improvement is needed to be love. Great post!
That’s a great idea. I’m going to do that exercise later. I’m going to check out that book also. Thanks for sharing.