Monday, August 09, 2010

What Is Love?

America is obsessed with this idea of love. You know, the kind of love that is written about in Hallmark cards. This love is overflowing in the form of flowers, cards, and dinners. Guess what? This kind of love is silly compared to the kind that I’m going to tell you about.

This love knows no boundaries. This love is waiting with open arms for the hurting, for the old, and for the young. This love is still available when you royally mess up. You don’t have to call a 1800 number to feel it either. Still confused? That’s okay, most people are. I’m talking about the agape love that Jesus Christ has for each of us. Yes, even for the sinners who think there is no way to get on God’s good side.

I believe that love is all about perception. I may see love in a knowing smile or a silly laugh. You may see love when someone does something nice for you because they want to, not because they have to.

You see, God didn’t have to sacrifice His life for us. I’m so glad He did! He could have said, “I’m not enduring torture.” He gave His everything when we were headed nowhere. He loved us enough to help us, even when we couldn’t help ourselves.

The love in the movies isn’t reality. The movie producers pocket millions of dollars when they show us what the ideal couple looks like. Wake up, people! Love is an action. You can’t treat someone badly and expect them to fall at your feet. Love takes work. Love is a commitment. Love means being in it for the long haul. Love goes over roadblocks with ease. I don’t know about you, but I think we need to realize that we have it all wrong. I’ll take unconditional love over that I wanna feel good love any day!

P.S. School starts back on Thursday, so look for an update soon! Oh, thanks to those who have already voted for my friend, Tanya! I know she really appreciates it. Click here to read her essay about food. She will win $10,000 if her essay is chosen by voters. (As always, you can vote once a day.)


The Blonde Duck said...

Very thought provoking.