After I accepted to post articles in this column, I spent some time thinking of what my first article should be about.
After going back and forth for a while, I decided to talk about Love.
Love never fails… I Cor 13:8.
If any relationship will be successful a fundamental issue is love, both parties need to understand what they mean when they say “I love you”.
Through Wisdom a house is built and by understanding a house is established.
Being a person that believes in saying only what I mean, I started my journey to understanding what Love really means some years ago. (Note that I started the journey and I am still on it). I had just met my husband then and things were getting kind of serious between us. I noticed sometimes I felt this rush of emotions, very strong and sometimes I was just there. The feeling was not always high as I expected. At those times I questioned my love for him. I got confused, I felt like an insect trapped in a web. I needed to define what I felt. Was this Love? Could this be the feeling Celine Dion and the likes sing, write, and act about? If it was it didn’t feel like it.
My quest for answers to the questions bugging my mind took me to my concordance to check for Bible references to the word Love. I found a number of interesting passages.
Here’s one definition I want to start and end with, Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails….
– lola ezeifeoma