Story Monday: Luv is a Verb!

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13

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HA! I’m going a little Old School on you – really Old School with some DC Talk from back in the day.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – so the ubiquitous question hitting us left and right (honestly, it’s a question we ask every single day, not just now): What is love?
So, I put up DC Talk who sing about it – and I reposted my old post Compassion Wednesday: What The World Needs Now that, honestly, is the best definition of love you will ever find.
Do you notice – it’s not emotions. Emotions are born from it. It’s not butterflies in the stomach or heart palpitations or sweaty palms or dancing in the stars or most of what we see on the screen. Those things can come, they can show themselves as a result of love, but love is not those things. I can be honest, I still feel most if not all those things when I’m around my wife, but love is so much more – and is still there on the days when I don’t feel those things for her and she doesn’t for me.
So, tell me. What do you think love means?
And don’t forget my Compassion Book Project! I want your stories!______________________________________________________________

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