[Love] is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” 1 Corinthians 13:5
It’s tempting to bring up every past thing your partner – or family member – has done wrong when they upset you. But love means TRUE forgiveness!
“And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.” Luke 6:33
Similarly, love means still being patient and kind to people - even if they don’t deserve it.
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
Sometimes we can be tempted to play “tit-for-tat” with our partners, family and other loved ones, giving them back the same energy they give us. But love would have us treat them with understanding instead.
“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14
It’s called the Golden Rule for a reason: “loving your neighbor” means being loving and kind to all, no matter their religion, race, church affiliation, sexuality, or occupation!
“I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful. I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.” Psalm 139:14
If we believe in “unconditional love,” we have to keep that same energy for OURSELVES, too! Self-love is so important.
How will you show love to yourself and those around you today?
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