This is True Love

Love is gentle and kind.

Love is gentle and kind.

 

As a 60-something great-grandma, I am often struck by how different love seems to me now, compared to when I was a younger woman. When I was young, I equated love to red hot fiery passion. And I was badly burned as a result.

Today, this is what true love means to me:

Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]…. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, Amplified Bible

And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:13, Amplified Bible

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❤ ❤ Happy Valentine’s Day. ❤ ❤

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About Lynda Lee

Lynda Lee is my pen name. I am a former nurse, a Mensa member, and a writer, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by extreme trauma and narcissistic abuse. Formerly agnostic, I am now a Christian. My husband, a USMC Vietnam War Veteran and a Chaplain, has PTSD caused by combat. We've come a long way on our healing journey and we still have a ways to go. We put the FUN in dysfunctional. :-)
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3 Responses to This is True Love

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Thank you for that great perspective.

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  2. Beautiful. Love the photograph! ❤

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