In view of the current dialogues in our society that are promoting “Love, not Hate” and the variety of calls-to-action that are being sounded, let us remember the characteristics of True Love, as God defines it.
Anything that we do in the name of love and social justice should be in accordance with TRUE love. True Love is not weak, it is strong, but it is strong in a particular way!
Any social movement and any public protest in which we might participate, let us be careful and selective about joining them; their likely methods and how their message may evolve over time is a very important consideration. Will they be acting and expressing themselves in accord with God’s definition of True Love?
“Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others,
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.”
( 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 )