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Above All–Love

I think about the number of times I have written about love in this three year series and yet, it keeps coming up: gospel after gospel, epistle after epistle. And yet, we are so accustomed to the word, it seems to have lost its power in our day to day lives.

I Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

So, a little reminder. This is not the love of flutterings in the heart or sweet whispers in the ear. This is the love of acceptance and challenges, trust and risk, out of the comfort zone and into the chaos of human mistakes. This love takes courage. This love is conscious. This love is on purpose.

This love is not easy because you may not get love back.

This love takes practice. This love is about process not results; persistence not signposts; and honesty. People who are hard to love must be loved authentically. Fake love or actions that only “look” like love have no power.

I’ll say it again. The power of love is in its authenticity. Anything else is Cupid.

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