Love, is it worth walking through

Love is a verb. It is very easy to love someone who is good to you, but it is very difficult to love someone who has hurt you or continually hurts you. Having had my nose in these few verses over and over for the last 7 years, it is starting to make a little more practical sense, but a lot of the work first had to be sorted in my own heart. I have not perfected the art of loving those who don’t love me, but I am doing better at identifying when I am not acting in love, and it suprises me how easy it is to act “not according to the love guidelines” even towards those closest to me. Meditate on these one phrase at a time and I will discuss how I got through them as the blog grows.

1 Cor 13:4-7Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible)

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