An attitude that says above everything else love! Acts of kindness, charity, compassion and friendship stem from this mindset.
14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
Power of Love
Love has the power to make us perfect! Or at least as perfect as we can be in that we are fallen humans, saved by the grace of our Father.
Out of a heart full of love comes forgiveness, peace and thanksgiving.
Our humanity can find it hard to forgive when we are wronged. It is hard to forget times of anguish, fear, pain and suffering. Especially if you are still in a place of hurting. The pain makes it difficult to imagine anything that might make you “perfect”.
Love binds up hurts, takes away hate and heals our soul. It is what gets us up each day to work for the good of the ones we care for.
Love keeps us from despair and despondency in the worst of times. And it has us gushing and giggling in the best of times.
Love is a Verb
Years ago, a preacher told my soon-to-be husband and I that “Love is not a feeling, it is an action. There will be days you have to choose to love each other because you will not feel like doing so.” (Thank you Brother Danny Waters for these wise words from a sweet, Godly man.)
He was so right! Although we talk of it like it’s a feeling, it’s the actions someone shows us that speaks L.O.V.E. to us. Remember, L.O.V.E. is loving everyone; very encouraging.
In our action of choosing to “put on love” we create a bond that leads to perfection. In marriage, with our families, in our places of work and our places of worship.
Caring for the sick and poor, staying up late to talk with our children about their fears and dreams, cooking your hubby’s favorite meal, going with a friend to the doctor.
We connect loving everyone by putting it in action!
Not that we become perfect as the world sees perfect. But by tapping into God’s love in us we create lasting bonds in our relationships as we show love to each other.