Love is

1 Corinthians 13:5   (KJV)   Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

1-corinthians-13-5-love-isJust because we can be rude to those we love doesn’t mean rudeness or inappropriate behavior, conduct, or manners are acceptable expressions or acts of love.

Our actions neither defines nor justifies what true love is. Love is a standard through which our actions are measured.

Love has desires and expectations, but it never insists or forces.

When our expectations aren’t met, we often get irritated, annoyed, or provoked. Love says no to all these.

The more people fail to live up to our expectations, the more our love is challenged, the more opportunities we have to show how real our love is. This is magnified if they fail not only to live up to our expectations but when they literally do us wrong.

When those we love wrong us, we’d choose to erase rather than to record.