I love you! Do you? Before you allow the words "I LOVE YOU" to roll off your tongue, ask yourself this, is your love CONDITIONAL (as long as the other person makes you happy, does what you say and makes no mistakes, even when things in life are not perfect) or UNconditonal (you love them despite their flaws, mistakes, circumstances ); if there are conditions to your love - a self check of your own heart is way over due.
The next time you utter the words "I love you" to another soul, ask yourself, can I give unconditional love to them as I would want in return for myself (and my flaws)?
If another soul says they love you, and their love is not aligning to the most beautiful example of love
(1 Corinthians 13:4-13)...it's time to do a self check of YOUR heart.
" Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
~In Truth and Love