The Other Side Of Love

A few weeks ago in my time with our students during our weekly mid-week worship service we were asking the question “Why Love?”  We answered that question with: “Love is not about getting, love is about giving.”  A few days later I was in 1 Corinthians 13, “The Love Chapter.”  As I was reading through the passage I began to wonder what the other side of love (in this chapter) would look like…

Paul’s words to his friends in Corinth:

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 trust, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13.4-8a NIV84)

 

My words, “The Other Side Of Love”:

Love is not impatient, love is not cruel.

It enjoys others, it is humble, it is meek.

It is gentle, it is others-focused, love reconciles, and love forgives.

Love seeks justice and invites authenticity.

Love always defends the defenseless, always holds onto faith, always believes, always endures.

Love always wins.

 

 

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