Sorry Maupassant, Murakami and the like....
Also, I realized how often someone can mindlessly read something and not really soak in the essence of a paragraph, or the message. That someone is namely me.
The word "Love" gets thrown around this world from friend to friend, lover to lover, to describe one's feelings....and I guess we all try to come up with our definitions of love....we like to offer the world our version, but what if there is already a clear-cut definition for the term.
As well as being heralded as the greatest out of love, faith and hope, 1Corinthians:13 also defines CLEARLY, what LOVE is:
-Love is Patient
-Love is Kind
-Does Not Envy
-Does Not Boast
-It is Not Proud
-Does not Dishonour others
-It is Not Self Seeking
-It is Not Easily Angered
-It Keeps No Record of Wrongs
-Does Not Delight in Evil but rejoices with the truth
-It Always Protects
Have you ever loved? If this is what complete Love looks like, then I don't think anyone can claim to have loved to the full.
When you say you love someone, ask yourself....can you be these things for that person? Or at least never fail at trying to do so?
Most importantly, do you know that God loves us? like this?
I'm ashamed to say that I've not loved God although I say I did....