“Love is patient, love is kind.” 1 Corinthians 13:4
To love and to be loved is the bedrock of our existence. But love must also flex and adapt. Rigid love isn’t true love. It is veiled manipulation, a conditional time bomb that explodes when frustrated. Genuine love willingly waits. It isn’t pushy or demanding. While it has its limits, its boundaries are far reaching. It neither clutches nor clings. Real love isn’t shortsighted, selfish, or insensitive. It detects needs and does what is best for the other person without being told.