What Love?

Lately the word “Love” has become a world wide trend. Somehow in many social media feeds and including some campaign on TV, everyone is claiming “what matters is love”. I kinda like it but at the same, I want to be careful with it.

This world is known for corrupting what’s once belong to the sanctity of God. Including how they have corrupted love and sex. This time even though I know maybe the people who put up those campaign or hashstags didn’t mean to harm anybody. But I think it is wise to look further about what they are really promoting.

What is the kind of love that the world is talking about? Is it the love song, love for the world peace, love for same sex marriage, love for the environment, what is exactly they were talking about? Although I’m scrutinizing to those “Love” activity. I don’t really have an objections on this matter. Especially now is really close to Valentine’s day. Many people will want to express their love.

It is just such a shame if the love the world was talking about has an underlying meaning and corrupting it for its true meaning. When we were younger maybe all we knew was the love of our parents, later on when we start dating we know what love meant through relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend. But I think for me the kind of love that really uphold its true meaning is the Love of God for us. I think nothing beats its romance.

Again I have no objections or criticising whatever the world is campaigning right now. But I just simply want to direct you to see the origin of love. What love really meant and what does it do. Since I have really known the true love that God has given to me. My “Love” standard is pretty high. It’s even sometimes too high that I’m very careful when people saying “Love”. I’m not being sceptical but I’m being real with what I know about “Love”.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (NIV)

1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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