Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and I’ve been working on a lot of wonderful quotes to share about love tomorrow, but today I want to talk about what real love is, because I believe too many people have become confused and no longer understand the difference between love and lust. Case in point will be the contrast between two new releases that are coming out: Courageous Love, and Multiple Varieties of Blacker Evil…or something like that. If you’re wondering what genuine love looks like, here are a few examples from Courageous Love:
Love protects and is tenderhearted: “Love is patient and kind.” Love confronts possible evil and seeks truth…but for the right reasons:
“Love does not envy or boast.” Love serves humbly: “It is not arrogant or rude.” Love speaks wisdom but allows free choice: “It does not insist on its own way;” Love listens and cares: “It is not irritable or resentful;” Love demands integrity: “It does not rejoice at wrongdoing,” Love sacrifices self-interest: “but [love] rejoices with the truth.” Love is faithful: “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,” Love keeps working no matter how tired: “[Love] endures all things.” True love is sincere…forever: “Love never ends…” Love reaches out to help even when it doesn’t know all the answers:
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” Love never stops trying to figure out the truth and learn more:
“Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” Love is undyingly loyal: “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;” Love leads to happy endings for all! “but the greatest of these is love.”(Quotes above from 1 Corinthians 13)
I hope this inspires you to watch Courageous Love.
It would be a great way to celebrate genuine love this Valentine’s Day! 🙂
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) “See that none render evil for evil unto any man;
but ever follow that which is good,
both among yourselves, and to all men” (1 Thessalonians 5:15).“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
(The best photos were used by permission of Daniel Knudsen,
who directed the movie; the rest I took while watching the film.)
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Tagged 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Courageous Love, Daniel Knudsen, Examples of what real love looks like, How can I tell if someone really loves me?, I Corinthians 13, Isaiah 5:20, Romans 12:21, What are true friends like?, What is real love?
Do you ever want a feel-good movie that makes you laugh but doesn’t make you cry and has some suspense thrown in for good measure? Recently, Alan, Joel, and I decided to kick back and relax with an old family favorite, Disney’s Condorman. “Condorman” is just a cartoon character, but the creator, “Woody Wilkins” (played by Michael Crawford, who later became famous as the Phantom of the Opera), decides he wants his superhero to be believable. So, Woody dons a Condorman costume and launches himself off the Eiffel Tower…straight into the Seine River in Paris, where he’s been visiting his friend…who happens to work for C.I.A. Things only get zanier from there, as Woody becomes embroiled in a high-profile espionage defection with all the bravado of a James Bond and none of his skill. However, Woody’s indomitable good nature, cow-eyed affection for the heroine, and happy-go-lucky ingenuity save the day…or not! It’s not a sure thing until the very last scene, but there is so much fun along the way that it’s one of those “cult classics” in our family, and we all know all the lines by heart!Would someone like Woody really be able to win against tough KGB spies? I don’t think so; at least, not without divine intervention. But, I love the underlying theory: the good guys win because they’re good, and the bad guys lose because they’re mean and nasty. And, I think there’s definitely biblical precedent for that!
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).