According to 1 Corinthians 13 – Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
I can’t think of a better definition.
Read more about love, the love of God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. A great place to start is in what is commonly referred to as the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.
A beautiful story about how a friend and competitors reach out to help a San Diego bookstore owner who is hospitalized for immediate open-heart surgery.
Hearing that your husband needs immediate open-heart surgery is terrifying, especially when he’s been healthy his whole life. When Jennifer Powell heard the sudden news about her husband, Seth Marko, 43, she spun into action. First, she found care for their 3-year-old daughter, Josephine, so she could be at the hospital for her husband’s 10-hour surgery.
Then Powell’s mind went to their “second kid” — the Book Catapult — the small independent bookstore the couple owns and runs in San Diego. Their only employee had the swine flu and would be out for at least a week.
Powell, 40, closed the store to be with her husband in the hospital. She didn’t know for how long.
The Bible is full of stories of love and passion, war and peace, hatred and envy. The following story is a passionate allegory of unrequited love written over 2500 years ago but still relevant today.
As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to cleanse you; you weren’t salted at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, for that your person was abhorred, in the day that you were born.
When I passed by you, and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you, Though you are in your blood, live; yes, I said to you, Though you are in your blood, live. I caused you to multiply as that which grows in the field, and you increased and grew great, and you attained to excellent ornament; your breasts were fashioned, and your hair was grown; yet you were naked and bare.
Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you, and
We are all looking to find that special person to share our lives with through the ups and downs and everything that comes with it and hopefully that person has a positive outlook and will truly love us for who we are.
Always remember that you can’t have the sweet without the sour as it were.
When you say I love you; make sure you mean it because to say it and not mean it is truly the most painful of all lies.
Listen to your heart and not nay-sayers, our futures are defined by our choices and not by chances we may take along the way. Everyone in your world may have an opinion but the fact of the matter is that only we can decide where we want to be. What will make us happy.
If you make a mistake have the courage to admit it, it doesn’t matter if you are forgiven or not, what matters most is that you took responsibility.
Always remember that no matter how bad of a mistake you may make, no matter how much pain and regret it may cause, the people who truly love you will see past it because you matter to them more than you may fully realize.
Live each day as if it were your last. One day it will be.