Being Loving

As Christians, we are told to love and be loving towards those around us. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 details just what that love should entail. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

 

Patience, kindness, humility, honour, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty are some of the core values of Christian love. It is very possible to excel in one aspect but falter in others. Are you selfless, yet hold an old grudge? Or perhaps humble, but not always entirely honest with your loved ones.

 

Often, we are blinded to our own shortcomings or have justified them to ourselves. Seek the help of a member of your community, to find out what aspect of love you may be lacking, and work on improving it.

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