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.)