Today is February 14 or better known as Valentines Day. It is a day here in America when we celebrate love, particularly the love between a man and a woman.
When I sat down to write a post for this day I thought, “I should write something about love.” Several thoughts went through my head from personal stories of love to poetic writing to inspire. Finally, I decided to write something about what real love looks like for people to understand it. Then I realized that has already been written. You have probably heard it read at a wedding, but here it is from The Message paraphrase:
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. Love never dies. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (The Message)
Happy Valentines Day