Love is to Share

The love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay – love isn’t love until it’s given away. (Oscar Hammerstein II, songwriter)

Because mankind was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and God is love (1 John 4:8), we were given hearts capable of love. The songwriter was right when he noted that love isn’t meant to remain unshared. Loving others is in the very DNA of one’s spiritual being. To love in the deepest way is to act in the best interest of another, as God works through the lover.

You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. (1 Peter 1:22)