This series "What Is Love"" will be based on I Corinthians 13...the love chapter. Love is a pretty important topic in the Bible. It was love that sent Jesus into this world we live in...because God so "loved" the world he sent his ONLY son. That should be a clue as to how important the word "love" is.
So many times when someone mistreats us, our natural reaction is to get mad or hurt. Those feelings can cause us to desire those that hurt us to feel the same way we are feeling. But you know that is just not the right thing to do. We should never retaliate when we are wronged by others. We just have to face the fact that most people...really all people...are flawed. They have things in their lives that have caused them to be the way they are. What most are looking for (whatever that may be) will not be found unless we show them the kind of love that is "long suffering". If we are not tolerant with them, there is a good chance that we will push them away from the very thing they need in their lives...love.
Be patient with everyone you encounter...because love is patient.