1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Is this kind of love achievable for a human being born of man and woman? I don’t think so. From Genesis (Cain killing Abel) through the flood, to the man in the New Testament early church who slept with his own father’s wife, to the twenty-first century scandals of cheating and fraudulent pastors, I don’t think a human being can love like illustrated above.
But wait there’s still hope. A person born of man and woman can’t. Before you roll your eyes and go all Jesus was not born of a man and woman and He loved unconditionally, so why would God expect us mere men to follow through with this ‘impossible’ depiction of love, let’s see:
John 1:12-13 ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
According to the above, when you accept Jesus, you are not just born of man but of God. Therefore you are qualified as a Christian to achieve this by the power of Christ. That kind of explains why even unbelievers are shocked when Christians fall short of this love.
So true love does exist. It shouldn’t be limited to fairy tales. Christians can are making it happen. If you don’t see it maybe you should start it.