In Paulo Coelho's book, The Alchemist, he states that we strive to become better than we are when we love. Too many times, we define love in ways that defile love instead of honor love. We allow others to say they love us when they do not treat us in loving ways or with love. Or we say that we love others but treat them in a way that is closer to hate than love. Loving another is not always easy. It can be very difficult to set aside our needs and desires to show another care, there is sacrifice in love. Loving someone and wanting more for them, wanting the best for them and the willingness to show them the care that we would like to receive. Loving someone is work, it involves self discipline and self control. When we learn discipline and self control we grow and become better than we were.
I challenge each of us to focus this week on striving to become better than we are through loving someone. Take care everyone, I hope you find your strength through loving.