Love is Inconvenient

calm-before-storm-1“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”       ~1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love is inconvenient.

Before it can be a noun

it must be a verb.

If you don’t love

when it’s inconvenient

you don’t love at all.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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27 Responses to Love is Inconvenient

  1. Antra says:

    I’m so glad I read this! Every word of this post is nothing but pure truth 👍

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  2. ekurie says:


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  3. I love the grammar reference! Makes sense.

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    This is fantastic, Mitch! Yes, only when you show love even though it is inconvenient, it is love!

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  5. Roos Ruse says:

    I love how this is profoundly deep and yet simple to grasp. Great image also, Mitch.

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  6. Another deep truth from the heart and mind of Mitch Teemley! Awesome! 👍🏻🎉

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  7. DeniseBalog says:

    Well now “ain’t that the truth” Something so very simple, and yet we make SO complex!! Beautifully clear Mitch!!

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  8. Rachel says:

    This is so not fair, I am getting the same messages over and over again. I had just written a post on this and now saw this post.
    I think somebody is trying hard to tell me something.

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  9. Ron Whited says:

    Love is also messy and exhausting at times. Thanks for the reminder Mitch.

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  10. Great stuff, Mitch.

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  11. revruss1220 says:

    Yes! Sacrifice is the essence of love. It is the message of Christ in a nutshell.

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  12. E says:

    A perfectly searing truth.

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  13. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Strong truth in so few words, Mitch. Think I’ll copy that for my journal. Occasional review will do my soul (and the people around me!!) much good. Thank you!

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  14. numrhood says:

    1 corinthians 11:04


  15. Best words of 2017.

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  17. Hannah Adler says:

    Amazing! I love a good quote, and this has got to be the most resounding one I’ve read in a long time 🙂

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  18. Piyali says:

    I agree, it definitely has to be a verb first before it can qualify to become a noun

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