Caring about others makes you vulnerable in many ways. The hurts our friends receive hurt us too. We rise to their defense. Those are hurts that can accomplish good. They make us love harder and share one anothers’ burdens. We grow in strength together. There are other shared hurts that can be deadly. Our friends’ weaknesses canContinue reading “Wounded by Friends”
Tag Archives: Loving Others
Finding Real Love
Human love is fraught with problems that come from our human nature–selfishness, self-centeredness and a lack of faithfulness. We say “I love you” and really mean “I love how you make me feel.” The only way we can really love is to receive the love of God and let it pass through to others. True agapeContinue reading “Finding Real Love”
Love is a VERB
Being loving is not an easy thing, but it is something we all desire to be! Love is a need for every person. Stories written with love never end. 1 Corinthians 13 is the ultimate definition of what love looks like. This is one of my favorite ways to remind myself what love looks like.Continue reading “Love is a VERB”
Growing in Unity
Too often, we follow the example of Cain, relying on ourselves, promoting our efforts and preferences. The results he produced are ours: the destruction of others and us.