I’ve decided that this is how I’m going to measure my relationships from now on. Love is as love does, speaks, gives, receives …
My husband and I had a loving discussion of the issue which arose for us last night. Love is as love does. Now, all is good, all is resolved. Love is as love speaks.
My online support community is always supportive, always ready to understand and empathize. Love is as love gives. In this case, as the support, understanding and empathy are mutual, love is also as love receives.
Whether you’re a believer or not, the Bible is a primary text in Western culture. As I was typing this post about love, 1 Corinthians 13 came to mind – how could it not? Then I remembered a piece of trivia from, believe it or not, Year 7 Art class! Corinthian columns in Ancient Greece were topped with flourishing plant motifs, as though new life were springing from inanimate stone. Isn’t this a great symbol of love, and its action in our lives?