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If I speak in the words of men and angels but don't love anyone, I am only a meaningless noise. If I speak God's word with power and reveal all his mysteries, and if I have a faith that can communicate with mountains and make them move but don't love the people around me, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to the poor and even allow myself to be burned at the stake but don't love the people around me - I could boast about it, but I wouldn't gain a thing. No matter what I say, what I believe or what I do, I'm nothing without love.

Love is patient, love is kind. It never envies, it doesn't boast and it isn't proud. It's not rude, self-seeking or 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 and always perseveres. Love never fails.

But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will be forgotten. We now know only a portion of the truth and what we say about God is always incomplete, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult I put my childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in an old mirror; soon we will see clearly. Now I know in part; soon I will know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three things remain for us to do: believe in God, hope in him and love. The greatest of these is love.

-- 1 Corinthians 1:1-13

http://www.happyvalentinesday.info/Corinthians.html

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Gályndrá 07.09.2008. 13:03

What is love meaning the difference between loving your mom and being in love with ur gf or fiance? you love ur mom

you in love with ur gf or fiance

what is the difference?

Gályndrá

Admin 07.09.2008. 13:03

Love for your mother is that of a nurturing person, who cares for you.

Love for a spouse is decidedly more sexual and a differing caliber of love

Admin

Coca 30.03.2013. 12:23

How should we love ourselves, to love others the right way? One can not love others without loving yourself is well known. But the term "love" is ambivalent. So how do you love to love others?

Coca

Admin 30.03.2013. 12:23

lol. well you have to learn to love your self fully before you can love others fully. reason being that if you do not love all of you, you will expect the person you think you love to love and make up for those parts that you dont love. to make it short: you expect less from the ones you love when you love you all the way.

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Kirikou 10.07.2010. 11:43

How should we love ourselves, to love others the right way? One can not love others without loving yourself is well known. But the term "love" is ambivalent. So how do you love to love others?

Kirikou

Admin 10.07.2010. 11:43

You can not give away something you don't have.

You are a holy child of the Universe and entitled to Divine love because
of who and what you are. When you can accept that love of yourself
for yourself, you can broadcast it to all others.

That way you are sending Love the way a TV station sends it's signal
that turns into a picture when it hits a [tv] Receiver.

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Superawesomeperson! 13.09.2011. 00:05

How do the love calculators on the internet actually work? The love calculators all have different calculations. How do they work?

Superawesomeperson!

Admin 13.09.2011. 00:05

They work by performing advanced calculations based on a comparison of user input to known love standards. The reason they all have different calculations is that several renowned authorities have each proposed their own set of love standards.

For instance love calculators based on Alexander Nestor's popular treatise "What is love?", base their calculations on the apparent force of the user's input, as Nestor's theory largely purports that love causes or is capable of causing pain. This method of love calculation is typically referred to as "The H.A.D.D.A.W.A.Y. Method".

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sanjay s 05.09.2008. 10:34

What is the different between human love and animal love ? We love others to think our profit, But animals love all without profit.

sanjay s

Admin 05.09.2008. 10:34

"We love others to think our profit"
I don't think you know what love is.

Admin

Trevor 11.11.2012. 13:28

What is the difference between love and like? Love for me is loving a person with commitment and like means just being happy seeing the one you adore. How about you?

Trevor

Admin 11.11.2012. 13:28

Ann Landers wrote this column many years ago and it answers you question.

Is It Love or Infatuation?

Infatuation is fleeting desire -- one set of glands calling to another. It is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about the relationship that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time. Love is quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you -- to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by his presence, even when he is away. Miles do not separate you. You have so many wonderful films in your head that you keep replaying. But near or far, you know he is yours, and you can wait.

Infatuation says, "We must get married right away. I can't risk losing him." Love says, "Be patient. Don't panic. Plan your future with confidence."

Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. Whenever you are together, you hope it will end in intimacy.

Love is not based on sex. It is the maturation of friendship that makes sex so much sweeter. You must be friends before you can be lovers.

Infatuation lacks confidence. When he's away, you wonder if he's being unfaithful. Sometimes, you check.

Love means trust. You are calm, secure and unthreatened. He feels your trust, and it makes him even more trustworthy.

Infatuation might lead you to do things you will regret, but love never steers you in the wrong direction.

Love is elevating. It lifts you up. It makes you look up. It makes you better than you were before.

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CuriousAndParanoid 21.10.2008. 03:56

What's the difference between loving someone and being in love with somone? OK...If I love someone who I am also intimate with--does that make me IN love?...I just do not understand what "being in love" really means.

CuriousAndParanoid

Admin 21.10.2008. 03:56

hello and i am the Love Doctor.
I am here to help you answer your question and if you have any questions abut love, everhbody can email me at young95fm@yahoo.com.

Ok, let's see, if you really love someone and you feel very intimate with the person, it is just a sudden spark that you feel, it does not really mean that you are in love.
When you truly love someone, you will put aside all defects and on the person, body odour, looks, size etc. You will feel your heart thumping really very fast and you feel shy talking to the person until you know the person also loves/likes you.
When you are intimate with that person, it would most probably mean that you are in probationary love, which means you are putting your heart to a test, to see if the two of you match, when you really are a match, that thumping feeling will start to slow down everytime you see her/him. This is normal because you are not nervous that she despises you or anything, but it is also normal is your heart is still thumping very fast, because are afraid that you will suddenly lose interest in her/him, or that he/she will lose interest in you due to your sudden change like your behaviour towards him/her.

If you still don't know or have any other problems about your love, or of how you should keep your love from losing interest in you, you can contact me personally through my email at the top of this answer and we can chat through my MSN.

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Ben 12.02.2010. 21:34

What does it mean to love someone unconditionally? Is it better to be loved unconditionally? If a person is loved regardless of their actions, beliefs, attributes, and conditions, can that love not simply have gone to someone different? Is it not a greater honor to be loved for who you are? Is it better to have your love at risk than to love, unconditionally, recklessly, and randomly?

Ben

Admin 12.02.2010. 21:34

I love my boyfriend unconditionally. That means: I love him for who he is and the decisions he makes, the things he does, how he grows and who he becomes. It doesn't mean I can love anyone. It means I love him and respect his views, his attributes and personality. Unconditionally means I wont walk out on him for dumb reasons. It means I'll listen to what he says and if we have problems I'll try to work it out. It means I won't hurt him or hurt his feelings. It means i won't leave him for any dumb reason. It means I dont want to leave him. It means I can tell him anything and listen to anything he says. It means he's the love of my life, my soulmate and I'll stick with him no matter what. It means he's an amazing little dude and I know him well enough to know I dont want to love anyone else but him :)

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gOING gREY gAGGLES 05.11.2009. 03:44

How has your love for others made you a better person? Some people can pick and choose who they love; they seek a balance or a rewarding experience for both paties.
Some people appear to express agape; they try to love everybody in some way, though that's often impossible.
Some people are narcissistic; they cannot love anyone as much as they love themselves.

In what way(s) has your love for others (or lack of it) given you a sense of self-worth?

gOING gREY gAGGLES

Admin 05.11.2009. 03:44

My love for others has helped me get through life. I can't hate people for some reason. I just wasn't made to hate them I guess. It helps me get through life letting people know I love them and care. I don't think it is impossible to love everyone in some way. I'm pretty sure I can love everyone in some way.

My dad which has never been there for him I love him more than ever, because I found out that my mother kept me away from him which I love her as well, because she raised me right. She has taken my daughter from me, but I still love her. Okay if you knew every person in my life you could ask me why I love every one of them.

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Ouroborus 30.06.2009. 21:52

How has your love for others made you a better person? Some people can pick and choose who they love; they seek a balance or a rewarding experience for both paties.
Some people appear to express agape; they try to love everybody in some way, though that's often impossible.
Some people are narcissistic; they cannot love anyone as much as they love themselves.

In what way(s) has your love for others (or lack of it) given you a sense of self-worth?

Ouroborus

Admin 30.06.2009. 21:52

One of the biggest things that loving others has taught me was a sense of selflessness. Just like when you love your job or an activity you put everything into and you go really hard the whole time. For me that same thing happens when I truly love someone. I am totally selfless and I put my all into a person so that I can have the best outcome possible. Having different experiences where I step outside of the usually selfish person that I am and I am able to give more than I usually do has allowed me to see how much I can do and all that I can attain if I am dedicated and devoted to something or someone.

Admin

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