Good morning everyone!
Today I thought that we focus on thoughts of love. Being in love and loving others is a great feeling. We should all learn to love, I mean truly love. I am not talking about just family and friends but for those that you meet on the street, at the office, in waiting rooms and even those that cut you off because they were too busy talking on the phone to notice you. Yes, even those people you should love. When you are in love, it doesn’t matter what is going around you, you are content and happy. You want to spread the love to others as well. We’ve become a society that is so compartmentalized that we do the same with our own feelings. Love will break all those barriers. And you know what? You will feel that much better about yourself and others.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:18-19
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
1 John 3:16-18
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
I hope these verses get you through the day and through the end of the week. My hopes is that you apply it to your daily lives. Have a happy Monday!