As if Love…Day 11 First comes Love series

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Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.
~ C.S. Lewis

Our greatest aim in life should be to learn to love others well.

For without love, nothing we do or accomplish will count.

And the words that follow, from Love’s great love letter to all of us, shows us how love behaves, even if absent of feeling for a season.

So love with abandon by abandoning to Love…


This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.

Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen…

In this life we have three great lasting qualities—faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love.
1 Corinthians 13, J.B. Phillips

Today’s post is Day 11 of a #31days series called First comes Love…

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4 thoughts on “As if Love…Day 11 First comes Love series

  1. Dear Sheila
    Oh, loving like that is just about impossible without the indwelling Presence of our Lord Jesus! Left on our own, we will for example never be able to love our enemies or to consider one another as more important as ourselves! May the Holy Spirit always fills our hearts with Devine Love.
    Blessings XX