What is love? How do you love? Who do you love? Why do we love?
Here are 14 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Love…and Life.
1. Love…gives us purpose.
“When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world-no matter how imperfect-becomes rich and beautiful-it consists solely of opportunities for love.”-Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
2. Love…is our highest operating system.
“Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.”-Peace Pilgrim (born Mildred Lisette Norman)
3. Love…changes everything and everyone.
“When we choose to love people the way Jesus loves people, the world will change.”-Dave Willis
4. Love…is a lifestyle.
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes
5. Love…never ends.
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”-1 Corinthians 13:7
6. Love…true Love is DANGEROUS. (And here’s why…)
“…for a soul burning with love cannot remain inactive.”-St. Therese of Lisieux
7. Love…occurs one choice, one action, one moment at a time.
“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”-Rick Warren
7. Love…is something that ALL of us need (no exceptions)!
“Once people realize that they’re truly, fully, unconditionally loved, it changes everything.”-Dave Willis
8. Love…makes a difference.
“Love is not a feeling; it’s a choice.” -khano makwarela
9. Love…is best spread between two lives.
10. Love…is a paradox.
“Love, to be real, must cost-it must hurt-it must empty us of self.”-Mother Teresa
11. Love…is the heart beat of a world transforming from the inside out.
“Bitterness spreads rapidly, but thankfully, so does love.”-Dave Willis
12. Love…by example.
“Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed, but can only be hidden.”-Marianne Williamson
13. Love…takes no days off.
“Because of our love for each other, I understand just a little more how God has pursued me in creative and whimsical ways, ways that initially did not get my attention. Nevertheless, he wouldn’t stop. That’s what love does-it pursues blindly, unflinchingly, and without end. When you go after something you love, you’ll do anything it takes to get it, even if it costs everything.”-Bob Goff
14. Love…is Raw, Organic, and 100% Junk Free!
The love for equals is a human thing–of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles.
The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing–the love for those who suffer, for those who are poor, the sick, the failures, the unlovely. This is compassion, and it touches the heart of the world.
The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing–to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints.
And then there is the love for the enemy–love for the one who does not love you but mocks, threatens, and inflicts pain. The tortured’s love for the torturer. This is God’s love. It conquers the world. – Frederick Buechner