It's the reason why a woman in an abused marriage stays on, even when we on the outside advice her to "just pack up and leave" it's really not that simple. And that's why we shake our head in disgust at her 'stupidity'
It is the reason why a woman with a cheating husband forgives him over and over again.
It is the reason why a mother would fight for her child who brings shame to the family.
Why she goes around crying for help when the child who disrespects her and steals from her gets into trouble.
Its the reason why we keep giving second chances.
Love is the reason.
It's why a king would send his son to die in place of his subjects even when they are nothing but misfits...."For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. " John 3:16(amp)
It is the reason God loves and still cares for us despite ourselves, even as we daily mock his immeasurable sacrifice for us.
True love covers up a lot of things. We wonder why and how we keep taking certain things from people, how they can hurt and annoy us so, and same time get us all hot and bothered when they're in trouble.
How we can get over that seemingly unforgivable act and love them like we've always done...
True love blinds us to reason and places hope in place of doubt that maybe, one day, this person we love, who keeps hurting us will realize and come to accept the love we freely and generously offer and turn from their hurtful ways... "for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]." 1 Peter 4:8(amp)
Thus Love is patient and kind(and hopeful)
Love is you dusting the dirt off shoulder and skipping away happily with the person responsible.
Love is a mystery.
Without love... Life is toast.
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