Monday, August 22, 2011

Everybody, everybody wants to love

You know something? Agape is the Greek word that refers to the love God has for his children and the love a mother or father has for his or her children. Wikipedia cites that the OED says the following: "Agape is one of the Greek words that translates into English as love, one which became particularly appropriated in American Christian theology as the love of God or Christ for mankind."

Agape is also the exact Greek word for charity. Charity is love. English muddles it into a lot of other definitions, but that's what it is.

1 Corinthians 13:1: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

We're nothing without love.

We are, by no means, the perfect example of perfect sisterhood. But at least this kid and I have this whole love thing down. I can't imagine my life without her. Photo credit: Ben.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it interesting that we need a physical body to feel love? Without it, we couldn't feel any emotions. And yet the actual emotion of love is something so separate from anything carnal. It's a very spiritual feeling; one that is deeply connected to the spirit and to heaven. The ability to love is what makes God God, and what separates us as humans from everything else. It is the one thing that binds everyone on earth together and it is, essentially, the one thing that will literally last and expound for eternity. Like you said, without it we are nothing. I love your thoughts! Thanks for sharing!