Most often, love is associated with feelings.
Whether it’s in romance or with family or with friends or in a situation where you’re helping someone, we usually connect love with that sort of overwhelming feeling of soft, warm, gushy goodness.
Warm fuzzies. They well up within us. “I feel loved” or “I feel loving” right now.
But love is not feelings.
Feelings go away. I can feel emotional warm fuzzies while at church, but when my kids start annoying me at 3 PM in the afternoon when I’d really like to take a nap, warm fuzzies don’t go a long way toward helping me really love them.
Love is not warm fuzzies. Love does not flow out of feelings.