And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Love is the most important and the most transformative thing in the world. Love is not just a feeling or an emotion, but a choice and an action. Love is not just a word or a concept, but a reality and a presence. Love is not just a gift or a blessing, but a responsibility and a mission.
Love can change your life in many ways, such as:
- Love can heal your wounds. We all have wounds in our hearts, from our past experiences, our present struggles, or our future fears. These wounds can cause us pain, anger, bitterness, or resentment. They can also prevent us from loving ourselves, others, or God. But love can heal our wounds, by offering us forgiveness, acceptance, and grace. Love can also help us heal others’ wounds, by showing them compassion, empathy, and mercy.
- Love can fill your emptiness. We all have emptiness in our souls, from our unmet needs, our unsatisfied desires, or our unrealized dreams. These emptiness can cause us sadness, loneliness, or despair. They can also prevent us from finding meaning, purpose, or joy in life. But love can fill our emptiness, by giving us hope, fulfillment, and peace. Love can also help us fill others’ emptiness, by sharing with them generosity, friendship, and happiness.
- Love can transform your character. We all have flaws in our personalities, from our bad habits, our negative attitudes, or our selfish motives. These flaws can cause us problems, conflicts, or regrets. They can also prevent us from becoming the best version of ourselves, or from fulfilling our potential. But love can transform our character, by teaching us virtues, values, and principles. Love can also help us transform others’ character, by modeling, mentoring, and motivating them.
- Love can change the world. We all live in a world that is full of challenges, issues, and crises. These can cause us fear, anxiety, or despair. They can also prevent us from making a positive difference, or from contributing to the common good. But love can change the world, by inspiring us to act, serve, and create. Love can also help us change the world, by collaborating, cooperating, and celebrating with others.
As we practice love, we will experience the power and the presence of God, who is love. God is the source and the model of love. He loves us unconditionally and sacrificially. He loves us so much that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us and to show us the way of love. He also gives us his Spirit, who empowers us and guides us to love.
This week, as we celebrate the week of prayer and the upcoming Valentine’s day celebrations, let us reflect on the transformative powers of love. Let us ask ourselves: How can we love God more? How can we love ourselves more? How can we love others more? How can we love the world more?
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