The environment in which human beings flourish is an environment of love.
And the environment in which freedom flourishes is an environment of love.
Because as I love other people and as I receive love, I become more of the person God intended me to be.
I am free for God’s purpose.
So what is love?
What is love?—Paul tells us first of all: Love is not selfish
We so often misuse the word “love” to cover our desire for self-indulgence.
“I love you; let’s sleep together.” We really mean, “I lust you’ let’s sleep together.”
“I love myself; let’s sleep together.” Love is not self-indulgent.
￼Love is not a feeling
The Apostle Paul makes love very practical.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another humbly in love.