2017 is the year of love! It’s the year of believing love is enough, it’s the year of knowing that Love does vanquish hate.
“Do everything in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:14 ERV
Love has been discussed, explained and defended since the beginning of time. What does it mean to you? Have you ever sat down and thought about the way you love? What you need from love? Have you ever asked yourself If you understand love? Me too!
I was evaluating love, really thinking about how often I say “I love you”. It’s a lot, I say it to family, friends and a few co-workers, but does it really mean love, like real love? I think it does, there is romantic love, familia love and friendship, all are different types of love and come with a variety of expectations.
Love has a responsibility to be blameless and enduring. Once you have created a bond of love you are responsible for it. It can’t be dependent on how the other person treats you. Love stands alone, it cannot be not tied to expectations or requirements. If I tell you I love you, I do. If you don’t love me back, that is your right but it won’t change my love for you. Love has to be set free from other people’s expectations.
“Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 ERV
Be responsible for your love, give it freely and expect nothing in return.
“Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13:6 ERV
If you choose the path of love, remember love is its own reward.
““If you love only those who love you, should you get any special praise for doing that? No, even sinners love those who love them!”
Luke 6:32 ERV
I choose love!