Monday, January 25, 2010

Conditional "Love"

There is no such thing as conditional love.

Love is either unconditional, or it is not love. You might like someone conditionally, based on their behavior, personality, or circumstances. But love accepts no boundaries. So never say, "I love you, because..." for love has no cause. Real love comes from God.

I Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient. (willing to endure, accommodating, easy going)
Love is kind. (considerate, gracious, gentle, thoughtful, understanding)
Love is not boastful, (arrogant, conceited, imposing)
or rude, (boorish, insulting, intrusive, abrupt, coarse)
or selfish. (egocentric, greedy, wrapped up in oneself)
Love isn't easily angered, (touchy, hot tempered, impatient, tempermental)
and it doesn't keep score of wrongs. (not resentful, exasperated, cynical, or bitter)
Love does not delight in evil things, but rejoices in the truth. (honest, ethical, pure, trustworthy)
Love always protects, (guards from harm, cares for, keeps safe, goes to bat for)
always trusts, (leans on, presumes, places confidence in)
always hopes, (believes, cherishes, looks forward to, aspires)
and always perseveres. (carries on, endures, pursues, stays the course, survives)
Love never fails. (never defeated, never deteriorates, never backslides)

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