Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. (C. S. Lewis, British professor and apologist)

Just a few weeks ago we were hearing a lot about love during the Christmas season. Family, friends, social gatherings—all seemed so warm and pleasing. It was easy to be affectionate during the holiday season, but how are we acting toward others now? It’s not merely an emotion; rather it’s acting toward another in his or her own best interest.

[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:7-8).