He who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8).
God is love. God is made out of love. All He can do is love. He has been angry with me, and even then He speaks with love dripping from His voice. So if you know God, then you know about love. If you don’t know God, then you know nothing about love. You may make a good partner; you may make a good friend, but you will never make a good lover.
Love completely submits itself to the other person; accepts him or her just exactly as they are. Love never tries to change someone; love is patient with who the person is. Love is never mean; love is gentle, good, kind, thoughtful, giving. Love is never jealous; love cheers others good fortune. Love is never self-serving; love serves others. Love never flaunts itself as if it were better than others; love knows and honors differences without judgment.
The world thinks that what I just said is garbage, that we don’t have to put up with who other people are, not if they are offensive to us in any way. If we consider them rude, then out they go. And we trash them with our mouths because they deserve it!
But that’s not God, nor are those God’s ways. He loves unconditionally. And He loves our love. Remember that He said He makes all things work together for our good, for those who love Him. Tell Him you love Him. Every day. Every night. He loves you ALL THE TIME!