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"Love is patient..." (1 Corinthians 13:4[a], New Living Translation)

So many things have been written about love. We read in popular culture about how love is magical, changes people and crosses all sorts of divides (racial, geographical, physical and digital divides).

Love is portrayed as this fast, bubbly thing. Yet the Word of God (Bible) says love is patient. I know things are not moving at your desired pace right now, but love is patient. I know you may not yet be where you thought you would be by now, but remember that love is patient. That partner may not be making progress right now and in stead seeming worse, but remind yourself that love is patient.

How often do we frustrate God? How often do we reject Him in public, ignore to do His commands and not love others the way that He loves us? Yet He, God, Love Himself is patient with us. God is patient with me. Love is all in all for Love is Christ Jesus Himself.

Thought for the day: Love is patient. May I not forget that. May I practice patience with others and myself. May I not be deceived into thinking that love is fast and out of control because love is patient.

Prayer: But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:8)

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