A few thoughts about love after reading and musing through the book of 1 Corinthians 13.
I always thought love was an act of being nice, compassionate, generous, and being generally good. But I realize we can be all of those things without love. I can have faith to move mountains, give my body to be burned, prophecy mysteries, give out everything I possess to feed the poor and still not have love.
Why? Because Love is not an act. Love is not kindness, Love is not patience, and Love is not giving.
Love is more of being than doing. I can’t act out love without being filled and embraced by the love of God. The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. I need to have a taste of that love before I can truly love. Our quest as followers of Jesus is to know, receive and experience the love of God. Love is from God and anyone that loves is born of God and knows God.
Anyone that does not love does not know God because God is love.
Loving others grows out of our own experience of God’s love for us.
Love is a revelation. Love is a being. Love is a presence. Love is eternal, it lasts forever.
People that don’t know God do not have the capacity to love.
My prayer is to understand how wide, how long, how high and how deep Gods love is and to experience this love.