If you would know love, you must know pain too

The title of this blog comes from a book I read some time ago called, “Hinds Feet on High Places.” Have you ever asked yourself how does love & pain go together? Over the course of my life it seems as though I’ve had more pain than love and the more pain I experience the more love I’m forced to give. I came across the sentence from the book today and realized something…maybe I do know love. You must love yourself unconditionally before you can truly love others. You will continue to cause others pain as long as you don’t know what love is. Most of us know what the word love is but do we really know what love means? Those four little words have such power.

But pain is love. Without the pain Jesus Christ suffered, we would never know what true love is.

In this life, we will experience a lot of pain but out of that pain will produce the true love that’s deep within. People will come in and out of your life some with love and some with pain but both are needed to show you what true love really is.

The most important thing to remember is love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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