Love   1 comment

Love=Giving

Love=Giving


This week I saw on billboards the adverts of the first Mauritian portal for dating. If we just pay attention to what people say, to what we see around and what people do, there must be something related to what people call “Love”. I once read that an experiment was done with babies where love/affection/communication were withheld but all physical needs were carefully given. All the babies died even though they were healthy physiologically. This experiment showed that we all need love/affection… Some people are even ready to do crazy things to be loved or to show their love. There’re just so many things to say about this subject.

I just want to go through some meaning of this word “Love” but before, I would like to mention these quotes before starting:

Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud. It is not rude. It does not look out for its own interests. It does not easily become angry. It does not keep track of other people’s wrongs.Love is not happy with evil. But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken. It always protects. It always trusts. It always hopes. It never gives up. Love never fails.”

No one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his friends.

Love is NOT a feeling as many people think. It’s all about giving. When you love someone you give your time, what you have, you do not seek your own interest. When you love someone you give yourself to that person. But what we see around us is the opposite.

This is what we hear ‘If you love me, do this for me”.

Love does not impose a condition, there’re no ifs. Love is about you giving yourself without expecting something in return. It’s action, not just words. We know that…
If you love someone you will respect that person.
How many times we hear youths saying “If you love me, have sex with me”. But this is not love, this is selfishness. If you really love someone, you won’t ask him/her something which s/he is not comfortable with.

Love is not sex. Love is not about feeling good with someone, infatuation, being attracted etc
Even if there’s no feeling, love should still be there. It’s a commitment to continue giving yourself to the person you love…

If a man likes a woman (or vice versa) to get something , this is called selfishness.
If a man likes a woman (or vice versa) to give something, this is love.

Is not it more beautiful when a man and woman do all they can to please the one they love? Is not it more genuine?
But when 2 people want to please themselves, they both lose.
When you give love, you receive in return. When you want to receive but don’t make an effort to give, you are selfish.
You can’t force someone to love you.
Many marriages fail because one partner is not willing to give.

Those quotes above were taken from the bible. This is what Jesus taught and lived.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3

God proved his love by giving His Son to save sinners. Love and giving cannot be dissociated. God is love and he gave an example of love to mankind.

When you say “I love you”, think twice if you’re ready to give yourself, your time, everything to the person you love. Jesus did it. He went to the extent of giving his life for you. Even if you ignore His love for you, that would not change the fact that He’ll still love you…

It's all about giving anyway

It's all about giving anyway

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Posted October 15, 2011 by Cedric in Thought-provoking

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  1. Amen! Wondeful exhortation

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