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Love Is a Verb

Conservative cartoonist Gary Varvel created the cartoon here and shared this thought a while back and I wanted to share it with you.

“There’s a story I heard years ago about a woman who confided in psychologist Dr. George W. Crane. She told him that she hated her husband, and not only wanted to divorce him, she wanted to hurt him. Dr. Crane advised her to start showering him with compliments and do things for him, like fix his favorite meals so that when he thinks you love him devotedly, then you serve him the divorce papers and that should hurt him deeply. She did what the doctor said but when the divorce papers were ready, she had a change of heart. She said that she don’t know why, but that her husband had changed and she no longer wanted a divorce. Obviously, he changed because she had changed. Here’s the point: Love is not a feeling. Love is a verb. Feelings follow actions just like a caboose follows the engine. There were days I didn't feel like going to work, but it was my duty and once I acted, then I loved it. You must choose to love the way God does.”

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,” ‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:4‬

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬

There are so many applications to this truth in every area and relationship.

It was love that carried the cross!

It begs the question, what relationship in my life’s needs some love in action?!?

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