Love is a word that we share among our family and friends, we “love” posts on social media, “love” the latest song, our clothes our whatever…. but do we really know the true meaning of Love?
As I’m scrolling through my social media timeline reading articles, getting different points of view about Black Lives Matter, upcoming election (please vote), Police brutality, the discord between parents and teachers, the education administration and teachers, homeschooling, hybrid school etc. I see the helplessness we all feel. There is outrage, guilt, disbelief and of course there is blame but where is love?
Love is an action verb it does something. I would like to encourage you by sharing the biblical definaiton of love, the greatest commandment.
Love 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.
Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled. 1 Corinthians 13:3-10
We are creating new hashtags for every loss of life that occurs #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, we are creating memes to help us get through the trails and tribulations that 2020 have bought us to, but please don’t forget to spread and express love. Not just to though you know but extend love and grace to all. It’s a powerful tool that we can use. Let us love one another and be kind to each other.