“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.”-1 corinthians 13:1
My personal research project, observing life and friends.
Today I learned this: As I was talking to my mom, the bowl filled with food accidentally slipped through my fingers and bang! Broke into a million splintery pieces. My mom was gracious, didn’t yell. We both started cleaning the mess up.
In that instant I had an epiphany. Sometimes, things just need to BREAK in order for 2 human beings to bond and work together. We need to be broken, to have our lives messed up a little, so that we can come together and build relationship that is stronger, strengthened by tears and brokenness.
SHARED BROKENNESS= SHARED VICTORIES= SHARED LOVE.
What is Love? I struggled with the concept. Everyday I learn something new. Love is being honest, even when it hurts. Love is being truthful about who you are and who someone else is. Love is giving honest and raw advice. Love is listening. Love is not necessarily understanding, but making the effort to understand. Love is accepting yourself as imperfect and accepting others as imperfect, but still loving them wholeheartedly. Love is loving even in brokenness. Love is committing yourself to a person even when you don’t feel like it at that moment. Love is complicated, but simple. Love is persevering until the end. Love is.
To be continued…..More observations to come.