If you want to see some weird people in your life, then while at a Christian college go to the place that couples hang out. At my college it really looked like a furniture store of loveseats and couches from the 70’s. But more interesting than the bad taste in furniture is the love in the air you find there. You probably will want to vomit when you see how long a boy and a girl can just sit there and stare at each other. They aren’t playing a card game. They aren’t doing homework. Sometimes they aren’t really saying anything. They are just staring. Some people would say they’re in love, but I say they are just crazy!
In Galatians 5:22-23, we have the fruit of the Spirit. When you look at the fruit of the spirit the first of the nine elements listed is love. This is definitely not that love you would see in that 70’s furniture store. The love (agape) is an “act of an intelligent estimate of the object of love which focuses on the attributes and character” (Vincent, v. 4 p. 166). Let me explain.
Do you remember the childhood statement, “If you love it, why don’t you marry it”? Of all the ridiculous Continue reading