1 Corinthians 13:1-3 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is so powerful! Love makes brides glow and babies grow.... love shows! Love is why families, with all their imperfections, and all the ways that they can hurt one another, still get together on holidays and hug each other and tell stories. Love is why men go to work at jobs the sometimes hate... they love their families! Love is why mamma's stay up late in the night when their children are sick. It is why children's faces light up when their daddies walk into a room. When we love somebody else there is just nothing we won't do for them.
God wants us to love others... if we all got busy loving others instead of loving ourselves imagine how the world would change! Imagine what it would be like to go to Wal-Mart if we all treated each other with love! What if we would spread love outside our family units?
I know that I myself could love others more... love is an action.... not a feeling! We need to put love into action! 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us that 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. 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.
I am not suppose to be jealous or boastful or proud or rude...I am not suppose to demand my own way... I am not suppose to be irritable... or keep a record of when somebody hurts my feelings....I should never rejoice in injustice.... I should feel joy when the truth wins out. I should never give up on anybody... I should never lose faith in anybody...I should always be hopeful..and endure, endure, endure! Oh I have so much work to do... I am just never sure how to go about it!! My efforts are to always be sweet and kind to the people that I do come in contact with...to show love... to take an extra moment to make the people I come in contact with see love in my eyes... but there is so much more to do!!
As I read this I was reminded of a video I say some time back...this man just touched my heart! He puts love into action!! So I wanted to share it with you.... Watch how this man shows love!!