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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.

request - anonymous: “I was hoping you could make a Jamie/Claire gifset with the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7″

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A little post for @inuyasha-valentines @kagomeforever

InuYasha and Kagome’s relationship is not only ridiculously cute, but incredibly healthy. Though it doesn’t start that way, it certainly grows that way. They both love each other unconditionally. When one is hurting, the other is there to help without expectation of judgement. And though they fight, it’s usually because they want the best for each other. They know each other inside and out, and accept the shortcomings each person has. 

The two embody the cliched (yet beautiful) “love is patient, love is kind… it is not self-seeking… it rejoices with the truth” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). Their relationship has inspired me to let go of relationships in my personal life that did not serve or inspire me. When we respect ourselves enough to make room for the love we seek and deserve (especially coming from within), that’s when magic happens.

I hope the true love of these two goofballs can inspire us to fight for the love that we want, no matter how painful that journey may be.

Happy Valentines Day!

Love is patient

Characters: Y/N, Jack Kline, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester(mentioned), Castiel(mentioned)

Warnings: It’s pretty sad, okay? Death, Ship-free, Season 13 Spoilers

Y/N watched the boy as he sat looking at his hands. Sam and Dean had gone to their separate rooms, so it was just Jack and Y/N. She looked up from her book again, sighing. “You okay Jack?”

The boy was silent. Y/N closed her book, standing up and sitting next to him. He looked away, a frown developing across his lips. “Jack?”

“You should stay away from me. You’re a really nice lady, I don’t want to hurt you.” He said, finally looking at Y/N.

“Jack, no,” Y/N smiled, “look at me.”

“Did I really kill Castiel? Like Dean says?” Jack asked, fear wrestling in his stomach.

“Jack, look at me.”

The nephilim obliged, looking at her with sad eyes. “Dean is wrong. You didn’t kill anyone. You are such a good young man and I can see why Cas wanted to protect you.” She put her hands on his shoulders. “You’re worth protecting. You deserve to live. Castiel saw that you were capable of being good. Your mother believed it too. They both loved you.”

“L-Love?” Jack asked, the word foreign on his lips. “What is love?”

Y/N was speechless a bit. “Do you still have that Bible?” Jack’s face broke into a grin, getting up and returning shortly with the leather book he had taken from the hotel room. Y/N opened the book, turning pages. She handed it back to him.

Jack looked up at Y/N. “1 Corinthians?”

“Jack, I want you to read 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Out loud. Can you do that?” She asked.

Jack nodded, looking down at the ancient words. “‘Love is patient, Love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’” He was silent, before looking up at Y/N with tears in his eyes. “Thank you.”

Y/N smiled, hugging the boy. Jack hugged her back, burying his face in her shoulder. He didn’t know what this was, the way she was holding him between her arms, but it felt, happy. It felt like 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7.

“Try and get some sleep, yeah?” Y/N pulled away, squeezing the boy’s shoulder. Jack nodded and watched her walk away. Quickly he got a pen, writing in the Bible next to the verse.

Love.

Mom

Castiel

Sam

Y/N

He paused before writing one more name:

Dean

Y/N walked down the hallway, suddenly running into a wall of fabric. She looked up to see Dean Winchester with a scowl on his face.

“Well, speak of the devil and he shall appear.” She sighed, trying to walk around him.

“Very funny.” He grumbled, walking past her. “So, you’re siding with Sam?”

Y/N stopped, but refused to turn around. “I’m not siding with anyone.”

“I heard what you told him.” Dean spat. “ALL of it.” She was silent. “I thought you really cared about Cas. But now you’re all buddy-buddy with his murderer? That doesn’t sound like the so called “love” you’ve been preaching about-“

Y/N rushed forward, smacking the bottle of beer out of Dean’s hand, the glass bottle shattered on the ground, the amber liquid forming a puddle as if the shards were bleeding, dying. “Bullshit, Winchester. You think I don’t care about Cas? Well Cas cared about Jack. And he protected him and protected the world. As Cas’ family we should, no, we MUST do the same.”

Dean shoved her back, eyes blazing with anger. “And why did Cas die? Say it, Y/N. Say it right now.”

“CAS DIED BECAUSE LUCIFER STABBED HIM! HE KILLED HIM AND HE’S GONE AND NOW WE NEED TO HELP JACK BECAUSE THATS WHAT CAS WOULD’VE WANTED!” Y/N screamed, jabbing her finger into Dean’s chest. “I’ll be damned if you think Jack killed Cas because it was Lucifer. He’s the one who did it. So you need to stop playing the blame game and pull your head out of your ass!”

Y/N walked down the hall, slamming the door shut, Dean’s angry protests echoing back.

The eldest Winchester, fuming, turned to see Jack kneeled on the ground in front of the broken bottle. “What are you doing,” Dean growled.

“The bottle broke.” Jack looked up at Dean. “I can fix it?”

Dean shook his head, an angry chuckle leaving his lips. “There’s too much you can’t fix.”

He looked at the boy again, who now was holding the bottle, which was intact and had the beer contained within it. Jack smiled at Dean. “I know you don’t like me. You hate me. But I don’t hate you. Y/N taught me that.” He held out the bottle to the man.

“Love is patient.”

Originally posted by maplecas

What is love

When you see how hard someone works and tell them…..
When you believe and enjoy seeing the gifts one has been blessed with….
When you think someone is stronger than they have said about you…
When you see how the person looks out and protects other individuals…..
When you recognize the pain a person holds on to and wish you could fill it up with loving actions.
When you see how the person makes a positive difference in this world…
When you notice the powerful and caring way someone can lead others….
When you offer only kindness and patience during one’s chaotic struggles….
When you tell a person to acknowledge each great thing they have done
When you know how special a person is, even if they doubt themselves…..

It is slow to be angered, it has patience, is the kindness offered.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
—  1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Man, I wish there was some sort of Christian witch devotional. Like it gives you a daily verse or passage and may be even a spell to do along with it.

Today’s verses are 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

A tea to encourage friendly loving feelings for your fellow wo/man (followed by a tea recipe)

If I had more motivation and time, I would totally make this. May be when I have time I’ll make blog posts about this or something. IDK 

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Please do not steal or repost!

The second part of The Art of Love is here: We are faced with the welcoming change of a bubbly spirit! I personally like the cover of this one a lot, just because the colour fits so well together, oddly harmonious actually. 

Anyways, the page is a bit rushed. I am rushed back then so ya, what can I do(?)

FUN FACT:

These mini series is inspired by the verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

“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 protect, always trusts, always hope, always preserves”

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. Love never fails.
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

anonymous asked:

do you believe in modern relationships and sex before marriage?

ah great question! Thanks for asking. This is a subject I’m really passionate about because it’s very unheard of to abstain from the ways of the world but as Christians we’re called to be ‘set apart’.

In the world we call love by so many other terms, we think it comes under the banner of romance, lust, sex, fleshly desire, etc. But in the relationships we have without God, they become selfish and we only are with another for what they can do for us and how they make us feel. In the world we make relationships so flipping boring and selfish, we take romance or lust and call it love; when we’re missing the genuine value of a friendship and a covenant with another person. People seem to jump from relationship to relationship to try and find satisfaction and ultimately don’t find it because genuine love is God himself. Relationships have been reduced to sex, lust, romance and we’ve missed a huge part of what actually loving another person is and therefore we really miss out altogether. 

But a genuine relationship of love between and man and a woman, that God created is very rarely seen and therefore I don’t think we fully understand what it is. Genuine love is a friendship, joyful, respectful and full of value for the other, you give them your everything in love and truth! And when you commit to giving yourself fully to them in marriage then you have the right to be with them in an intimate way emotionally and physically. Otherwise all you get is the selfish lust of wanting them, without the genuine respect of love. Let’s be honest if you want to sleep with someone, it’s for you and not them, there’s no respect there at all.

‘Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

Thank you for your question! :)

Christianity and Trans Acceptance

I was raised Baptist, so naturally I had to seek out knowledge on LGBTQIA issues myself. I’m dating a wonderful man whose family doesn’t “agree” with him being transgender.

In most conservative families coming out as, or dating someone that is Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Non-binary can be difficult for individuals. Why is this?

The overall message in the Christian faith is of “Unconditional Love” and there are several passages that can be applied God accepting and loving you unconditonally.

If you, or your family are struggling to accept who you are, please refer to the following passages:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.“ - John 3:16 (ESV)

"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” - John 5:24 (ESV)

“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” - 1 John 4:16 (ESV)

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” - 1 John 4:18 (ESV)

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)
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Religion should NEVER be used as a weapon to hurt others. Religion is a personal comfort, not a sword to swing at people whom you disagree with!

Gods Love

The Love of the Father Is Pure and Holy. It is a love that Is unconditional, that keeps no Record of Wrong. It seeks to build, not destroy; he delights in our presence, and hurts disregard him. His will is that all may see and Taste of his Glory. There is no greater love than this: to Lay down ones life for one’s friends (John 15:13) that is why he sent his Son to die for us so that we may have eternal life (John 3:16). His love for us is second to none. We are no longer his servants, but his friends for he has revealed to us everything he has Learned from the Father (John 15:15). We are his people, we are his friends, we are his children. God doesn’t have love, he is not full of love; he Is love (1 John 4:8). If you know My father, you know love, true Love. Love that is Patient, kind, love that does not envy, does not boast, and is not proud; love that does not dishonor others, and is not self Seeking, and not easily angered. Love that does not delight in evil, but rather, rejoices in truth; a love that always protects, trusts, hopes, and always, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) know the Father. And he will delight in knowing you.

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is not jealous
Love does not brag
Love is not proud
Love is not rude
Love is not selfish
Love cannot be made angry easily
Love does not remember wrongs done against it
Love is never happy when others do wrong
Love is always happy with the truth
Love never gives up on people
Love never stops trusting
Love never loses hope
Love never quits.

-1 Corinthians 13:4-7