Whatever season you are currently in, the word “love” has its own unique definition. It seems to me that love’s capacity to be compassionate is what makes its meaning so beautiful. Love has the ability to look past a person’s faults, insecurities, inadequacies and treat them as God treats you; with mercy (Deuteronomy 4:31). Love means more than being sympathetic to the broken hearted. It means getting on your knees, catching their tears and allowing your heart to break with theirs. Love also means genuinely rejoicing with someone without allowing seeds of jealousy, envy or maliciousness to take root. As simple as it might seem, I encourage you to be MORE supportive of others instead of seeking selfish affirmation.

Today, I received dramatically contrasting news about two families that are close to mine. One family is expecting their fourth child, and the other family lost their father. Half of my…

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