What is Love?

DSP ponders Life & Love...

Every February, many get caught up with Valentine’s Day. Those with partners expecting some grand gesture or expression of love while those without hoping that there is someone out there for them who just might… And some just not caring as they have lost faith in love!

To be truthful, that comes as no surprise as many have been disappointed by those who claim to have loved them at some point or have been the disappointment themselves. As one discovers that the ‘love’ we experienced was conditional based on certain criteria being fulfilled by the person we claim to love and if for any reason these conditions are not met or seem to be nonexistent, we find we are now ‘out of love’ or‘no longer in love’.

But true love is not conditional, as can be seen in the words of a man called Paul written many years ago in a letter:

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged [Love forgives]. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance… love will last forever! 

Three things will last…faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”

So when next you utter those immortal words ‘I love you’, ask yourself, ‘does the love I feel match up with the words of Paul?’


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