In my youth group class at Plymouth Church this morning, we did a really cool activity. At the beginning of the class we were told to text as many people as we could the question: “What is your definition of love?” Then, we set aside our phones until close to the end of the hour. It was quite a distraction to have all of our phones constantly going off during the rest of the class. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by the great responses I got (and that people would actually respond to a text like that.) I’m so lucky to have so many smart people in my contact list (and life!) Her are some of my favorite responses, anonymously (of course!)

  • “Love is  patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour 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 perserveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians, if you didn’t recognize it.)
  • “Love is a strong feeling you have towards someone or something. You choose who and what you love and it fills you with joy (most of the time.)”
  • ” Love is caring for people enough to know there is good in all of us, there is Christ in all of us, and be willing to sacrifice for another in small ways and big ways for their benefit. Also it means doing your best for them.”
  • “Selfless acts and everlasting bonds of affection and respect.”
  • “Feelings of happiness towards another person and caring for them.”
  • “Selflessness.”
  • “Acceptance.”

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