Test: Are you a ‘loving’ person?

On July 16, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

What is love?

We think romantic comedies, candle-lit dinners and giddy feelings. But love is so much more!

Feelings come and go, but love based on a commitment to love people that may not love us or to serve and help those that can never do anything back… that’s real love. It’s unconditional, self-sacrificing and giving without expecting something in return.

It takes a life to learn to grow this kind of love; it’s hard work! 

One way to check where we are at with learning to love is to look at a passage that I absolutely LOVE:

“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.”
1 Cor 13: 4-7

SO HERE IS THE TEST: Fill in your own name every time it mentions ‘love’ and then see if it’s true or not:

_____ is patient and kind.
_____ is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.does not demand its own way.
_____ is not irritable, and
_____ keeps no record of being wronged.
_____ does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
_____ never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Not sure about you, but I know I still have a very long way to go to learn this kind of love!
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Cor 13:13
 

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