I was looking through old posts today and came across this one. Hope you enjoy it!
Love, true love.
I was thinking about the movie “The Princess Bride.” I love that movie. It cracks me up! When you read “love, true love”, you have to imagine saying it with a large marshmallow in your mouth – you know, like the priest getting ready to marry off the girl. I would say a ping-pong ball but that makes me gag to think about it!
Anyway, do you know what “love, true love” really is? Is it google eyes over the man of your dreams? Is it red roses and nice dinners?
I would say no. True love is carting a box of cowgirl boots on a plane because she had to leave them behind. True love is turning dirty socks inside out to be washed. True love is cleaning up a sick mess. True love is accepting morning breath.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – “ Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
Love is a choice we make each and every day. Just as easily as you can choose to love, you can choose not to love – hence the reason we have such a high divorce rate.
Choose to love God. Choose to allow Him to show you the way and make your path straight. Choose to love your children and show them what love is. Choose to love your spouse unconditionally. Don’t hold past sins against him/her – love him/her through them.
Practice “love, true love.”