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Jesus on Love
There is only one love that loves unconditionally — the love of GOD. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments. ~ Matthew 22:37-40

Paul from I Corinthians 13
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

The Eight Aspects of Love
Patient showing self-control. Kind giving attention, appreciation, and encouragement. Humble being authentic without pretense and arrogance.
Respectful treating others as important people. Selfless meeting the needs of others. Forgiving giving up resentment when wronged. Honest being free from deception. Committed Sticking to your choices.

The Nine Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-26
Note that Love is first and foremost!
Love; Joy; Peace; Longsuffering; Gentleness; Goodness; Faith; Meekness; Temperance.
And as Paul ends his commentary – “against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Aspects of Love from Western Philosophers/Writers
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. ~ Sophocles
In love, one and one are one. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~ Victor Hugo
The first duty of love is to listen. ~ Paul Tillich
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. ~ G. K. Chesterton
Grow old along with me the best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. ~ William Shakespeare
Tis better to have loved and lost; Than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Billy in prayer offering..

True love is an act of the will – a conscious decision to do what is best for the other person instead of ourselves.” ~ Billy Graham

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL – 😉 ♥            burgundy_single_stem_rose_buds_1

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