“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. Love never fails.”
That is how Paul describes love in his letter to the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
You can be forgiven if this style of love seems shocking. Hollywood has taught us a self-centered love. Our music glorifies the passion of love without acknowledging the sacrifice.
Truth be told, God has always demonstrated unconditional love. In fact, the love Paul describes is the love he saw in Jesus. It is the same love Jesus has for you.
Do you really know what it means to be patient and kind? Do you know real trust or real hope? You can only know these things when you meditate on scripture.
Today is your time.