Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Love bears, believes, hopes, endures

Wanna know what love is? Ever wonder what's love got to do with it? Or questioned if you are in "real" love? It is in our grasp to experience REAL LOVE every moment of every day. Genuine, authentic love. Not playful, puppy love. Love born of a mature spirit from a full heart. Love is truly a choice.

The following is an excerpt, with minor edits for clarity, borrowed from Quotes Made with Love as posted on September 27, 2015:
"Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by how much you know or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It’s measured by the love you allow to operate through you.
In the Bible, First Corinthians 13 (often called the Love chapter) tells us about the characteristics of love. When we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you kind to the person at the checkout counter that may be moving too slowly? Are you gentle when you are driving down the highway and someone cuts you off? Are you patient with your family and coworkers? These are all ways we show love.

First Corinthians 13 tells us that love is patient. It is kind. It does not envy; it is not proud. It is not rude. Love is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love never fails.

Notice that these characteristics don’t have anything to do with feelings. That’s because love is a choice. You can choose to walk in love toward people even when you don’t feel like it — and that’s what being spiritually mature is all about!"

Choose well, my friends.