Agape Love
January 19, 2023

Thought for Today: “Agape Love”

There are many definitions when it comes to love

Back in the 60’s a movie called “Love Story,” defined love as “Never having to say you’re sorry.” But if you’re married you know that’s a fairy tale.

Then there’s the classic love ballad, “Who put the Ram in the Rama Lama Ding Don? Who was that man, I’d like to shake his hand, for making my baby fall in love with me.” And who ever said that 50’s songs have no content?

9-year-old Bobby made up his own love song. He said, “I’m in love with you most of the time, but don’t bother me when I’m with my friends.”

Clearly the world has messed up what love means. A lot of people really don’t fall in love they just fall in lust.

Love as God intended is more than passionate romantic feelings, or a sentiment found in a Hallmark card. The greatest definition for love comes out of the Bible and it’s the Greek word, “Agape.” It means unconditional, that is, it places no conditions on another person to give or receive love.

It isn’t dependent upon anything outside of itself. It’s a love that gives without expectation of return. It’s a love that isn’t affected by the worthiness or unworthiness of the one who gives or receives it. And when this love grips our hearts, it will revolutionize our lives.

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