It does not rejoice at injustice but rejoices with the truth (when right and truth prevail) 1 Cor 13:6
Have you ever been caught in a position in which your friend was wrong, but you still defended them and feigned blindness to their wrongdoing? You chose your friend and their misdeed over their acquaintance who was right?
Your friend was counting on you do to so, vouch for him/her even when their integrity was at question. You felt like a great friend or you felt bad but then you had proven your love.
If you felt great afterward, you were also proud of the great argument you put up for your friend.
If you felt hollow and your heart sank, it’s probably because you wanted to please your friend
And that’s the problem of being a people pleaser(not anymore.
Whatever the reasons were, love was not among them.
Loving someone is telling them of their mistakes. Telling them that they are wrong. Standing up against injustice committed to them or against them.
Loving someone is correcting their behaviors even though they get mad. No one loves criticism, even when it is constructive. But criticism causes us to think deeply about the impact of our actions and what aspect of the actions necessitated criticism. At least if we are sane and logical.
This is what the world needs. People standing up against wrongs in the world committed by their friends, relatives or people that the society has placed them in the same category. The world needs love. Love of self, others, the environment, and society. It has to begin from self, as we can only give what we have ourselves.