"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Love is not primarily a matter of sentiment or feelings but of attitude and actions. If we, by the grace of God, put the above mentioned attributes into practice we will be truly loving one another. Jesus said, "By this shall all men know you are my disciples that you love one another". This should be the shining witness of our church. Pray that it will be more and more.
Originally printed in the church bulletin Nov. 2, 2014.