Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4
I love to go to Christian weddings. Typically 1 Corinthians 13 is a chapter the man and woman have chosen to have the minister, priest, or judge read from. It is filled with so many good things. If only the couple will leave the wedding ceremony and make that chapter come alive in their lives on a daily basis and not forget it at the wedding altar. If both parties routinely did what it said, it may put divorce lawyers out of business. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
Love is not about trying to get your own way. Love puts the other person first. So many do this when they are newlyweds but then in some cases complacency sets in. This type of love is the foundational building block in a solid marriage. Also life in general takes putting others above yourself.
Are your building blocks of love solid or in need of repair? God can help you show this kind of love to those you find hard to love whether married or single.
PRAYER: The word love is often overused or misused. I want to love with your love Jesus, no matter what. This means putting up with those who I do not agree with and trying to be merciful to all. Give me your strength. In Jesus' name. Amen.