Love Is

I’m going to give myself 5 minutes on the clock.

Free writing, so un-edited. This is my 5-minute Friday exercise.

On what? None other then what makes the world go round – LOVE. It’s not just a many splendored thing, ya know!

If anything, this are thoughts, scattered or not, on what I have found to be true about love.

Ready, set, write!

Love One Another

Love is not about some grand gesture, although nice when given.

Love is an act of the will. You choose, in each moment, to act, even speak, in love or not.

It’s not quite like choosing which kind of meal deal you want at drive-thru. A 2-year-old can tell you what they want to eat. Love is a different kind of choice.

Love comes from the center of who you are as a person – from your heart.

If your heart does not possess pure love, then it cannot provide it.

If your heart is entangled in layers of narcissism and self-seeking, then how can love for others thrive?

Love is a gift. How can a gift be given, freely, purely, if it is not truly possessed for self first?


Gosh, that went quick. Well, at any rate, I hope you got your 5-minutes worth! It’s a great exercise to do. Give yourself 5 minutes, when your head is cloudy, to dump things out on a page, blog, journal, or what have you. You should try it sometime, if you haven’t already!

I have obviously been pondering what it truly means to love another person lately. Of course, St, Paul has some profound thoughts on that in his letter to the Corinthians (1:13).

Bonus 2-minutes thoughts (the clincher):

But my favorite thought to ponder on how St. Paul speaks of love, is that if I have not love, then I have NOTHING. How many people doggedly pursue success, fame, fortune – and after they gain it all, feel so completely empty?! Love is what the human heart wants and needs. God is love. So we need God.

As much as people don’t like to talk about or accept it, it’s the one thing that has never changed, nor will ever change.

Ok, so I sneaked in 7 minutes. Guilty.

Even better. Watch this:

What are your thoughts on love? Sharing is caring…leave me some comments!

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2 thoughts on “Love Is

  1. Norma says:

    You are so right. Love is a choice. I used to think that you had to start with trying to like the person before you could advance to love but that is not the way it is. You don’t particularly have to like the person in order to love them with the love of Christ. If we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, then we can begin to love as we were made to. Yep, I guess sometimes it does help to like the person a bit. The challenge is to love as Christ did.


    • Lisa says:

      Good points to reflect on, Norma! Yes, loving and liking are 2 different points. Sometimes the things we do not “like” about someone else may actually be things that we don’t like in ourselves! Loving with Christ’s love IS what it is about. We often confuse love with feelings, “I love the way I feel when I’m around so-and-so”. Love can make us feel like singing on the rooftops or crying in the gutter. To depend on if we “feel” like loving means we do it when it is convenient for us. That certainly is easier, but not Christ-like, or centered on what is best for the other.
      Thanks for your response! 🙂


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