One of man’s greatest needs is to love and be loved. We all need love. We need to know that someone cares about us, that someone accepts and sees us as important, though they know the odds but they continue to love us anyway.
Dear Purple Reader, today I’ll be discussing love. Whenever we talk about love we assume that there are at least two persons involved – the Lover and the Loved. It is also believed that love is basically expressed in actions, giving, sacrifices and all. Just as God portrayed, giving His Son for you and I.
How awesome it is to know that God is love. His nature is love and He wants us to love. I want to believe that no one is born free of the need for love and that our deeper identity lies in the subjective nature of the mind.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. [1 Corinthians 13:2]
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. [1 Corinthians 13:13]
Love is its most important nourishment. Man is made to cherish love above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence and no matter how independent a man may seem, left alone he will not survive.
It is pertinent to know that love is beyond an emotional feeling. It is unconditional. When we know and experience God’s love, we can share it with others. God designed and made us in His own image – to think and feel, understand and love and take responsibility, just as He does. Coming in contact with the God of love makes us contract this love, and thus make us feel the way we do.
Imagine a world where everyone really love each other. It would be free of envy, free of condemnation, free of pride, free of criticism, free of rejection, free of evil and of course free of hate.
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. [1 Corinthians 13:4-5]
Love then, is about acceptance. When we love, we naturally accept the person for his or her positives, as well as for negatives. It harmonizes all differences. There is no judgment therein.
It forgives. Letting go of people’s trespasses, and knowing that we are not perfect. Although your ego wants to hold onto every injustice, but love says “bury the hatchet”.
Love does no harm to a neighbour. [Romans 13:10a]
Love is unconditional. You have a choice: to judge or to accept. But to love unconditionally means there are no expectations or limitations set. Accepting the mistakes made, accepting who they are without trying to change them.
God is love. He promises nothing will ever come between His love for us:
Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God… [Romans 8:39]
He loved us in spite of our shortcomings:
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. [Romans 5:8]
He promises never to leave us. He wants us always and forever:
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. [Hebrews 13:5]
Dear Purple Reader, whenever we think that nobody cares about us, let’s think of the cross and how God gave His only Son, because He wants us to live. This, my dear, is the greatest love of all.
Thanks for spending time with me.
Please ensure you drop a comment on how this truth shapes you.
Until next time, have a lovely day.