What Is Love?

“Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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….”

 

February is called the month of “Love” by many. This is largely due to that Valentines Day is celebrated during this month. All across the world especially in America, Americans go “Ga-Ga” when it comes to showing people and things they love are care for how much they mean to them.

 

I did a bit of research and here are some amazing “stats”:

 

  • 61.8 % of consumers celebrate Valentine Day.

 

  • An average of $130.21 per person is spent on Valentine’s Day.

 

  • 145 of women buy flowers and send them to themselves.

 

  • 73% of flowers that are bought are by men.

 

  • 58 million pounds of chocolate are bought.

 

  • 224,000.000 this is the number of roses that are produced.

 

  • 19% of consumers buy gifts for their pets.

 

  • $26.00 is the average a consumer spends on their pets.

 

And this last stat made me stop and ponder “…why?”.

 

  • 53% of women said they would end their relationship if they didn’t get a gift on Valentine’s Day.

 

I have to admit I do love giving flowers and gifts to my loved ones and I do love getting gifts myself. However, when I look at these stats and compare them to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. I feel that the best way to show one’s love to someone is by living and walking out 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is far the best and is everlasting.

 

The Greatest Gift of Love that you can give is “Giving of yourself, all in” and being an example of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

 

Three things that will last forever---Faith, Hope and Love--- and the greatest of these is Love….

                                                                                                                                      1 Corinthians 13:13