There are so many songs and poems about love. Books and articles are written on a daily basis. Movies, plays, you name it.
But even with all those movies, series, TV shows I’ve watches, books I’ve read, stories I’ve heard, I still find their description of this feeling, this act of love, to be inadequate.
What is it then? How can we define love? How does it really feel? How are we so sure that we love them? And how do we show our love to others in a way that they truly feel it, believe it? How can we express this feeling so they will see it in our actions? And how can we tell that our spouses, our partners, our families, our friends, truly love us? How do we define this feeling, this emotion?
If you have been to a wedding chances are you’ve heard this quoted:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn’t envy, it doesn’t boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it’s not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Of all the books I have read, the Bible defines this feeling in the purest most beautiful way. If we can embrace loving like those verses describe, we will experience love like we’re truly meant to. Love is a self-less act. For us to love, we must remove ourselves from the picture. At a seminar I attended the speaker said that when you love someone, you have to put them above yourself. I thought that painted a perfect picture of a love that is self-less and pure.
What is your experience with love? How do you define it?