Love is…

“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints,” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 CEB      

I find it very interesting that Paul uses two statements to tell us what love is…and 8 statements to tell us what it isn’t or doesn’t do!

If I were to rewrite this verse with all positive statements, Here’s what I would include:

  • Love is patient
  • Love is kind
  • Love is being content with what I have
  • Love realizes where my talents and abilities come from and looks for opportunities to use them
  • Love is humble
  • Love is grateful for His gifts
  • Love smiles and looks for opportunities to encourage others
  • Love speaks softly to others
  • Love forgivesWhat would you include in this list, using only positive statements????? It’s not as easy as it looks!

Lord, help me to actively and positively love others today! Amen.


About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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