patient, kind, not envious, not boasting, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking.
not easily angered.
no record of wrong.
no delight in that which is evil.
all of these traits define LOVE in its purest, truest, INTENDED form, and though many of us encounter moments of understanding its reality, it is not until we feel LOVE in the fullest capacity that we are able to fully grasp just how high, how wide, how deep, how strong is this phenomenon that gives all of us breath.
i have found that i know love more in its giving away than in its reception.
i have found the one my heart longs for and in knowing him and serving him, in seeking his best interests, i am complete, i am satisfied, i am content. yet, if even ONE thing in his life falls into imbalance, my personal sense of contentedness becomes altered. and it is in these moments that i know i have truly found REAL LOVE, because it is in my focus on him that i find delight. and my joy comes in knowing that HIS NEEDS are met, HIS DESIRES are fulfilled, HIS DREAMS are realized.
a funny thing love...the greatest joy and the deepest pain, for it requires ALL OF US...