What love is

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. I Cor. 13:4-5a

Sometimes the way we love is more about making ourselves feel good than about communicating affection and value to the other person. Maybe it’s the safety of knowing we’re accepted, but sometimes the very people we love the most are the ones who bear the brunt of our anger and pride. Love should make the other person feel important and treasured.

Lord, help me love the way you do.