I Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I don't know about you, but I always feel like the Valentine's Day hullabaloo is a bit of a cheap veneer. Commercials and advertisements create mirages of 'just-add-water' instant bliss. For the naive, it holds out a pseudo prescription for solidifying love with the simple act of giving gooey chocolates and soon-to-fade-flowers. Although certainly 'sweet' gestures, these things alone don't really sustain lasting love. But instead, rather it's the hard-to-practice- stuff of patience, forgiveness, humility, kindness and mercy that hold the power to build , strengthen and hold love's ground. I know, speaking from 35 years of experience, that THESE are really the 'super powers' that create a fertile environment where love, in it's truest and fullest sense, can grow.
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