“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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.”
How many times have we heard thee wonderful verses describing love from 1 Corinthians?
My cousin, Marcus, who passed away this year, wrote this about love:
“Love is not the end, Love is a means by which the order of God is realized. Love in itself is not a reason for anything. The commandment ‘to love’ is a [one] reason. Love is a verb, transitive, not a noun.”
We had a very dear friend pass away this week. John embodied this kind of love, and his love was always in the present tense; participatory, and active. John was a “doer” when it comes to love.
We are all on a journey to “love one another”, as Jesus commanded us to do. We have our direction on this earth. We are to love, for “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him(1John 4:16).”
Lord, surround us with your ever-present love, so we are able to extend this love to others. Help us with all our shortcomings, to learn to reach out to others in love, as Jesus, our example on this earth, showed us. Amen.