Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
This passage reflects on the meaning of love. Love is more complicated than it seems. It is something that never ends. There are several different kinds of love ranging from love for a country, love for a friend, love for family, romantic love, and love for a child. These are all different kinds of love, but it still is love. Loving someone requires patience and kindness. It means being able to comfortably talk about yourself including things you would rather keep secret. The greatest gift of all is love because we manage to thrive through God’s love for us.
Love is the key to everything. It is the key to being human. It allows you to be vulnerable around others. Love exists for a reason and is the strongest force of all. Love is the key to fixing this broken world. The more love we show the more fixed this broken world will be. We must learn to love each other, which means do not judge one another and accept people for who they are. Nothing can be stronger than God’s love for us. Love is a big part of what it means to be human because we are meant to show compassion, love, and hope to all no matter what.