Monday, February 14, 2011

Characteristics of Love

"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...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
~1 Corinthians 13

Love endures whatever comes its Sounds like a really fabulous form of love, doesn't it? (look at love from a wellness perspective here). This is the perfect, most healthy, most pure form of love we can ever have, and ever give.
Can I be honest about something for a minute? I don't really give this sort of love to others. I may be stronger in some areas then in others, but, because I'm not perfect, I cannot love perfectly. However, it doesn't mean we are doomed! We can still grow and work on how we give love to ourselves and to others. Just as in other areas of wellness, love involves intentionally and actively working on it in order to be truly "healthy." 

Question: What parts of love are you good at giving? How can you work on developing some of the other parts of love? 

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