Teach me how to love… Part 2 – I learned how to love
In February of 2010, I wrote a post titled, “Teach me how to love” and during that time my heart was really searching for love. I was dating a great guy but I couldn’t find a way to let go and fall in love. The dots were not connecting.
No matter how many times I read the words from 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, Verses 4-7
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I read those words over and over again trying to figure out how I could get myself to that point. How could I love like that?
And then I read…
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:7-10)
It all became clear… I can not love anyone until I learn to love God…