True Love In Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever wondered what exactly true love is? The Bible gives us a definition of love: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” (NIV 1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Love is a selfless affection. You do not love someone to get something from them; you love someone because of who they are and because Christ loves us. The greatest commandments are to love God and to love one another. Modern day teenagers can gain insight regarding love from
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo decides to follow his emotions over his reason. In the midst of Romeo’s emotions, he states, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty ‘till this night” (1.5.54-55). He has determined that he has never felt love until the time he met Juliet. Because his emotions for Juliet are going wild, he decides to follow exactly
Lancie 2 how he feels about Juliet, which leads him down a path of destruction. His raging emotions have caused him to make decisions that are not thought through. Unfortunately, teens today are told to follow their emotions and go with what they feel to be right. However, this is not what The Bible
instructs
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