The Ever-Lasting Gift of LOVE

Love I believe, is the one thing that keeps people going. It can be indirect or direct to your life. People have love for family, friends, career, or anything else really; love is the driving force that motivates people, and gives them a sense of purpose here on Earth. Love is the most powerful emotion any being can posses. It exposes all virtues in people when they are able to freely love. The main message in the Bible is to love unconditionally.  The main story in the Christian faith is about God loving his creation so much (humanity) he sent his only Son, pure and holy, to die a innocent death in a  world filled with sin for others. Love must be the most powerful gift ever given. Love travels faster than anything, even light. It falls into the realm of science that is abstract and hard to test, or prove. It is such a powerful emotion, I care less about proving it’s existence and more about capturing its nature.  According to the bible, the definition of love is 

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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

1 Corinthians 13, 4-8

Now, there are many definition of love but this happens to be my favorite because it is so pure. It is not the worldly definition of love, which often times promotes selfishness, jealousy, or pride, but rather illuminates ultimate humility. This love does not boast and is not proud. One of the most truthful parts of this definition is “it keeps no record of wrong”.  This is at its most powerful and truest form when thinking of the relationship between a mother and her child.  In the 1950s psychologist Erich Fromm wrote “Mother’s love is unconditional, it is all-protective, all enveloping; because it is unconditional it can not be controlled or acquired”. The same way a mother does not keep tabs on her child’s wrongs, nor does God. He has unconditional love and is always ready for his people. We see throughout history, some of the greatest figures, choose love above all else. No matter the circumstance, that is the one thing that gets them through. The beautiful things about love is no one can rob us of it and it does not discriminate. You can choose to love whatever, whoever, and however. It is so powerful and has the ability to shape the world around us. In a MindBodyGreen article, Daniel Dowling said “Faith is the muscle that enables us to break impossible barriers in order to express and receive love”.  So remember, we all need something greater then ourselves to believe in, so whenever possible choose love. 

Love is the Most Powerful Weapon

Works Cited 

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24572/how-to-keep-faith-when-life-seems-impossible.html

http://25dip.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/22-Love_412.jpg

https://www.thevisualmd.com/health_centers/child_health/mother-baby_bond_the_biology_of_love/mother_baby_bond_the_biology_of_love

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a wonderful and pure post! Since I was a child I would always say that I am in love with love and the idea of it. Love is literally the most beautiful thing in the world. I am lucky to live in a family that shows nothing but love, but I have a friend who has a father that has never said “I love you” to her. Thats heartbreaking to me because the love between a child and their parents should be the most pure. She also has a boyfriend of the same ethnicity but from a different part of the world and her parents don’t accept him because he isn’t from where her family is from. It kills me to see that I have grown up in such a loving family and they accept any guy I decide to love and bring into the family, but then there is my friend on the other side scared to love her boyfriend because her family won’t accept him.
    I always say that love is the one thing that cannot be controlled. You can force yourself to fall in love with someone because your family thinks he may be right for you, but at the end of the day love is supposed to come naturally and should not have to be forced. It is the most beautiful part about life.

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  2. theviewprint says:

    I love how when you describe love here, it has absolutely nothing to do with romantic relationships,and depending on a person for physical intimacy, but more so connecting with a person. I also personally love the Bible verse in 1 Corinthians. Being a person of faith, it makes me proud that another person also has the same faith, but also, I am glad to know this verse. My boyfriend and I are both Christian, and the one thing that really has driven our relationship is the definition of love that has been displayed in the Bible. We weren’t looking to the world, romance movies, or the continual honeymoon phase to sustain us, but the love of the Bible, and through that, we’ve found immense friendship that has propelled our romantic relationship. Humans crave and thrive on love. It is those positive interactions and devotion, and consideration for one another that we all desire. I think it’s a beautiful thing, and not to be cheesy (which is my personality), the world needs more love in all areas, just friendship, companionship, familial, and romantic!

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  3. ary mad says:

    This post really made me appreciate what love is. I think it is important for everyone to have love in their lives. Whether its for family, friends, or even pets, love is something vital to life. I really agree with what you said about love being something you can not be robbed of. I think if more people were able to accept the things that happen to them in life, and learn to love instead of hate, we can all become genuinely better people. What are some ways we can promote the gift of love? Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Megan Linney says:

    I love this posting, but I’m going to take a moment to question your optimism: do you think I love blinds? And do you thing it inhibits her abilities? Often say that we are blinded by love powerful thing, so if you believe it so powerful, do you think that that could be a restraint on our lives? That it doesn’t let us to see things fully? And on the flipside, I think that sometimes the romanticize love so much that we have higher expectations that are possible. Everyone makes mistakes, no one’s perfect, there’s no one person for you… All these things are statements regarding our childhood fantasy of love.

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