All life-changing love is inconvenient. (Tim Keller, current popular author)

Words used too often, too often lose their basic meaning. Love is such a word. For many people it’s merely a sentimental feeling—like spooning under the moon by the lagoon in June. For others, it’s all about physical intimacy. But the real value of genuine love is its motivation to do for others what they most need—and, as Keller says, it is not always easy or convenient.

Love is patient and kind. It does not demand its own way. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4, 5, 7)