Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 5: What is Love????

 I began to think of this yesterday because this topic is so much harder than yesterday. First thing that popped in my head was I Corinthians 13:4-13. The scripture that is always quoted at weddings.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 (New International Version)

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I believe all those statements are true, but there is also more to love.  One thing I do think is love is not a feeling, but an action. When you love someone you show it. I think love is not just about sex, but so much deeper, one of my favorite quotes that I found a while ago says this....
"One of my mentors is a celibate monk, and he says we can live without sex but we can't live without love. And there are a lot of people who have a lot of sex and never experience love, and people who never have sex [but] have deep experiences of intimacy and love." -Shane Clairborne
 I have felt love from friends and family and I hope one day to feel love from my significant other, but until that day I will cherish the people who love me and I will show them that I love them with my words and my actions.

Also...I hope I can continue the 30 Day Blog Challenge as schedule, but some personal things are happening which might make me put it on pause. I will update when I know more.  All I can say is cherish life and your loved ones.

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