In this realm, we refer to love as a thing. We attempt to define it, label it and even go so far as to quote scripture to help give humanity some understanding of what love is or what it should be.
In reality — a realm beyond human understanding — love is a spirit. It rests upon us in ways that are beyond comprehension. It cannot be explained or reconciled. The beauty of the spirit is that anyone it inhabits, it affects them completely different. However, it looks exactly the same.
It is indeed patient, kind, protective, trustworthy, hopeful, powerful and never failing. In this realm, we pervert the spirit of love with abuse, neglect and trauma. However, this is not true of what this spirit is.
Love is only God in his truest, most natural state of being.
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