Loving is easy when you have no reason to hate.
What does it really mean to love?
Should people step on you, use your weak points against you, manipulate you and you still have to love?
The other day your closest friend spoke a lot of evil against you.
The very person who promised to protect you backstabbed you?
What of when you have to forgive the very person you see every day?
Yet you are instructed to love? This is not boy meets girl, girl meets boy, hormonal love at first sight.. This is love!
It is not easy to love when you are being constantly neglected and humiliated...
But what does the bible say? How can he teach us to love?
Is there some easy way to go about it?
There is a version(The MSG), that seems to explain this clearly.
The bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:4-10 The Message (MSG) 3-7;
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
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.
8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.