Good question, Ms. Turner. Also, great song.
What does love have to do with…love?
Today I am reminded of a famous page in the Bible, found in the book of 1 Corinthians chapter 13. It’s often called the “Love Chapter”, mostly because it repeats the word “love” about a million times.
I have a quick challenge for you.
Replace your name with the word love and determine to accomplish what it says. For example:
(4) Kearsie is patient
Kearsie is kind
Kearsie does not envy
Kearsie does not boast
Kearsie is not proud.
(5) Kearsie is not rude
Kearsie is not self-seeking
Kearsie is not easily angered
Kearsie keeps no record of wrongs
(6) Kearsie does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
(7) Kearsie always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres.
You know why these are so important? All of these are choices. I choose each of these actions. And in doing so, that is how I show love. Sometimes these choices are rather inconvenient. They go against what I want, because at my very core I am a selfish human being. I want the Burger King life: I want it *my* way. It is inconvenient to my life to actively and continually show constant love.
The above passage isn’t just fancy phrases you see on Valentine’s cards, or words you’d expect to hear at a wedding right before your vows are spoken. They are every day wisdom that applies to each of your relationships.
Love, when treated as an action, does not fail.