Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Wait a minute! That description above is not love. That is hate, lust, evil, and human depravity. Love is something else. God is love! God's love is unconditional and perfect. And what does perfect love look like? Like this:
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. Love never fails. -1Corinthians 13:4-8a
We need to know this love better! The love that honors the marriage covenant when the spouse has been without mental faculties due to Alzheimer's. The kind of love that shows up with a sonic drink after hearing of their lover's bad day. The kind of love that doesn't wrap itself up in your neighbor's good fortune. The kind of love that doesn't allow your own good news to become more important than other's unfortunate circumstance. The love that asks it's spouse for forgiveness and it is accepted. The love that makes you return and offer apologies following the tongue lashing you gave the day before. The kind of love that allows for others to shine in you place. The kind of love that calms the angry. The kind of love that cannot remember the attack of another. The kind of love that strays from evil to only dwell in good. The kind of love that makes a father protect his daughter's dignity, trusts his son's plea of innocence, and the kind of love that makes a mother never give up on their child. This kind of love is from God and will not fail, even when we do.Happy Day of Love, perfect Love!