The word “love” is often use as a noun: a way to label an emotion or state of being, used as a passive verb: more of an abstract emotion or a focus on a physical draw that we feel intently. Take a look at the way the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word:
“Love: n. a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. v. to feel great affection for (someone): to feel love for (someone)”
The Bible, however, tells us something entirely different – that “love” is an action verb.
Love is Patient:
Do you know that bad habit your spouse has? That one that just got on your last raw nerve merely thinking about it? That one. Ask yourself this: is it worth your frustration? Love is patient. Take a deep breath and focus on the big picture. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Love is Kind:
Whether it’s confusing sarcasm and teasing for quick wit or going for the easy verbal jab when angry, we can all push “kind” to the wayside. We need to bring it back. Love is kind. Love doesn’t engage in name-calling or put-downs. Remain respectful.