Are You Ready For Love?

Aphelele

With Valentines Day at our shores, I can’t help but ask these questions?.. 

Am I ready for Love? 

Am I willing to allow yourself to be Loved?

Am I aware of the amount of Love I am capable of spreading?

Am I willing to put in the work required for love to work?

Do I want to win the love game?

Is Love even a game?..

Last Sunday at church, our priest was talking about love – its properties and its importance to us. One of the readings were taken from (the very popular) 1 Corinthians 13, which reads: 

“4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 

5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 

6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 

7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT.

Okay, let me be the first to admit that when this was announced as the reading for that sermon, I gave a spiritual eye-roll because I thought it would be on of those ‘wedding-style’ sermons 😩

Turns out I was SO WRONG 🙅🏾‍♀️Father Thembelani posed an opening question, which struck a cord: “Are you aware that if you replace the word ‘Love’ with ‘God’, this still is true?” I hadn’t thought of it that way, to be honest with you 🤔

The follow-up to this question though, is what really got to me: “If you were to replace the word ‘Love’ with your name instead, is it still true?”



WOW, never in my history of reading (and being read to) this Bible verse have I ever turned it around on myself like that before. So I have been asking myself this question, and today I ask you: Are you ready for Love?

Remember, you are more that welcome to leave a comment bellow and let’s #Converse 💬

*This post was first published through the UP_PHELELE Newsletter 

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Inspirationally Yours,
Aphelele

1 Comment on “Are You Ready For Love?

  1. My favorite topic. I literally go out my way to live up to my name. Bathi “Love is God”, ndithi “to Love is God”. See ive stopped looking for love, meaning ive stopped looking at what I can get out of love (the same goes for almost all other aspects of my life) but instead I started looking for what I can give in/through love. I hope that’s not confusing, because to me love is literally everything. Its not a state I go in and out of. Its my religion, my culture and my life strategy. Basically my everything, like I’ve already mentioned. When I say ive stopped looking for love, I actually mean this : jonga sthandwa sam, Love made Love for Love to Love Love in perfect Love. And love isn’t a feeling, those come and go. Its a decision one has make at some point in time. That romantic kind that is, though I dont like categorizing Love. Even though there are many kinds, yet still, they stem from the same place.

    I actually have my own questions for guys

    But to answer yours first

    I was born to love. Ever ready like the battery.
    This one is always tricky because people love differently, and we always have so many expectations of our own but yes. Yes I am.
    Yes, yes I am.
    Thats the thing though, its not work if you love it. It just flows, that is if you ain’t got pride.
    Yes, yes I do.
    Not at all! Dating is a game, not love!

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