How do you define love? Luckey of the Luckey Star defines love as action…something you can’t live without. That is something that I will agree to. We cannot live without love. The Bible defines love as is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. in Song of Solomon 8:6. In 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 says that
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. Love never fails …
Love is not limited to husband and wife, wife to wife, husband to husband, mother to child, father to child, friend to friend, family to family. Love should be from one person to another. Love is a funny thing. Love shows you the truth and love shows you what is right. Love corrects you when you’re wrong. Love doesn’t take advantage of you. Love doesn’t just tolerate you, but it celebrates you as a being.
So many times we get love confused with intimacy. Intimacy is not sex, but its the time you take to get to know someone, to check them out and make love to their spirit and not to their body. Young people especially think that if you have sex with someone that they love them. It is not so. When it comes down to sex, love knows when to wait and when the right moment occurs for sex. Love knows how to accept “no” for an answer.
It’s so much that we could say about love. Love will not envy you but, congratulate you. Love knows when you to let you shine. Love won’t hit you upside your head, when you both have had an argument. Love will make sure that they have themselves together.
Before we can love someone else or have someone else love us we must first love ourselves. I’ve never seen so many people so desperate and putting up with anything that just to have someone “love” them. They will accept wooden nickels instead of a million dollars. Just to be happy. I”m sorry, but I’ve had enough of that.
As a single Black Man who’s in the GLBT Community, I realize that relationships are sort of hard to come by. So many guys want to play games and make so many standards. Especially if you’re not uber masculine or either you’re not thug enough. I even had one guy say that I’m “too white” for him. Out of love for myself I let people like that just walk away and not come interfere with my happiness.
I admit at one time, I shifted myself to please someone, but never again. I’ve learned that love is taking pride in one’s self. Love is knowing that you’re happy with whom you are. You will find that one day. In order to have that one true love, you must stop looking for it in someone else. Everything you need to make yourself happy is inside of you.
Once you have experienced love and have experienced loving someone else then you can define love. I’ve learned that from writing in Musique’s Poetry
, love is accepting a person flaws and all. If you can’t get with that, then you suck!!! I love me. Nevertheless, How do you define love?