Wouldn’t it be great if love were like a cafeteria line? It would be easier. It would be neater. It would be painless and peaceful. But you know what? It wouldn’t be love. Love doesn’t accept just a few things. Love is willing to accept all things!
In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul says, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I envision the leathery-faced saint pausing in his dictation. Checking off his fingers, he reviews his list. Let’s see…patience, kindness, envy, arrogance. We’ve mentioned rudeness, selfishness, and anger; forgiveness, evil, and truth. Have I covered all things? Ah, that’s it—all things! Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Every single one!
From A Love Worth Giving