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What is Love?

Updated: Feb 14

What is love if it doesn’t expect more—what difference would it make in

someone’s life?

What is love without patience? If it is too critical and leaves no room for growth,

how would you explain the difference between love and being judgmental?

What is love if it fails to acknowledge shortcomings; will the results be a brighter

future? And if forgiveness is absent when there’s a misunderstanding or a

violation of trust, what other method could resolve this issue?

What is love if it demeans or is abusive; is that the fuel to use to stimulate

affection? Moreover, without convictions, who has the leverage?

Too often, many searching for love are enticed by what love isn’t, hoping to find

their soul mate. Out of fear of being alone, they overlook the essential quality

necessary for both—character. There is no other test for happiness than that.

Good humor, for example, is medicine for the soul, but joking that is insensitive

can cause much pain. In contrast, you need to know there is no negative way to

express love. One can either continue to experience unpredictable hardships

guessing what love is or learn that compatibility in relationships is only attainable

when there’s justification in God’s word to believe when attracted to someone,

that’s the right person to have in your life.

So, what is love?

It is the sacrifice of self to do the will of God. For in “love” are all the virtues

necessary to have a blessed life. Nothing else can liberate your soul from the

insecurities of being you than to have God-like character. And Christ Jesus was

the embodiment of these virtues. Can you find them in this reading?

(Inspired from I Corinthians 13:4-7.)

Written by William Land

Pastor of St. Albans COGIC

St. Paul, MN

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