What’s Love Got to Do With It?


First of all, I’m not talking about this: http://youtu.be/Pu8KFlfzk3Y . I just stole the title for the headline.

I’m not terribly religious, at least in the usual sense. I almost never quote Bible verses. But this one has stuck in my head from my childhood, like a point of pure light that helps when the path is dark, when the casual evil in others gets to be too much. The past few days have been difficult. The details aren’t important; just the usual crap everyone has. But the week is over and this verse came to mind unbidden. That must mean something.

Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy;
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,
is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
(New King James Version)

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12 Replies to “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

  1. Thank you for your follow. I have am enjoying your blog too. I deeply appreciate the scripture and having a blissful reminder to spread the thing the world needs most – love.

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    1. They have, but you know how it goes. Good days, bad days, days in between. The trick seems to be to pay attention through them all, and soak up all the lessons somehow.

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      1. Completely. And thank you for that reminder. One of those bad days today that I was wishing were over. Now I’m going to take a deep breath, and learn the lesson it’s providing.

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  2. My Grandmother used to quote from Corinthians a lot she taught me to live and love as expressed in this verse. It has served me well. Wishing you a peaceful and happy weekend, don’t let the ‘casual evil’ get to ya! 🙂

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    1. I think the most difficult thing sometimes is looking into others and seeing such self-imposed darkness. It repels me, but at the same time, I think that a need to understand the reasons is what pulls me back to reading and writing crime fiction.

      But…. I haven’t slept much, and everything looks worse when that happens. I think I’ll just go to bed early!

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      1. Yes the self imposed darkness is hard. I had a win last night a very talented young writer on WP that for around six months I have been reading but struggling to because she has been in a very dark place. I have made a couple of thoughtful comments but she doesn’t really reply to comments. She would pop up on my stats after each comment but not communicate. Last night I commented and she replied immediately she has finally let go of the darkness. Gave me so much joy.

        There are days that going to bed early is the best response, a new day, a new dawn! Feeling a little that way myself today.

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