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Love is…

In Bible study we discussed love. And I think that love has been so romanticized by society that we don’t understand what it truly is. Love isn’t about what you do for me, but it’s about what I do for you too. We forget that.

Love is service. My exhibition of love is not about me receiving gifts and service from you, but about me giving to you. Love is how I serve you.

Love is also ignoring some things. Love is accepting some of those traits that aren’t appealing because that’s who you are. Because that’s what makes you unique. It’s knowing what’s worth fighting about and what’s worth fighting for.

Love requires you to inconvenience yourself a little bit. Not because love is difficult, but because it’s not always easy. Love isn’t love because it’s easy all the time. Love is love because it requires something of you.

Matthew 5:43-47 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.

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