What is love

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  1. shobeuy53

    shobeuy53 New Member

    As for me, Love is one of the priceless gifts of God. It is tangible and can also be shared to everyone. Love is a divine character of God. God is love. Love is of God. It is his divine nature. God loves us so much that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life. God's love is unconditional. God demonstrated his love toward us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. His love is like the ocean that is so vast and immeasurable. His joy is like the fountain. His peace is like the river.

    God's great love is very essential and so important. God's greatest commandment is about loving him with all our hearts, soul and strength. The second greatest commandment is also like it, love your neighbor as you love yourself. Before Jesus died and ascended to heaven his command to his disciples is that they would love one another. The whole world will know about Jesus Christ and that they are truly his disciples if they love one another. All the laws and the prophesies of the prophets hang on these two greatest law which is the law of love. God's laws are fulfilled in the law of love.

    Lastly, the Lord Jesus also commanded us to love our enemies. We should not curse them. We are to bless and pray for them instead. If they are hungry, we should give them something to drink. If they are hungry, we should give them something to eat. If they spank you on one cheek, give the other cheek as well. That is how God wants us to be known for. We must be known for being a loving people of God. That is true love from God. His love is so great and so divine. It is beyond human comprehension. Divine love also means loving other people without any condition.
     
  2. potchuy203

    potchuy203 New Member

    Love is from God. I believe God is love. It is his divine attribute or character. Love wants us to be a better person. Even though we are sinners and evil in our ways. He wants us to be transformed from the inside out.
    This doesn't mean that love allows destructive and abusive behaviors to go unchecked. Love speaks out for justice and protests when harm is being done. Love points out the consequences of hurting oneself or others. Love allows room for anger, grief, or pain to be expressed and released. But love does not threaten to withhold itself if it doesn't get what it wants. Love does not say, directly or indirectly, "If you are a bad boy, Mommy won't love you any more." Love does not say, "Daddy's little girl doesn't do that." Love does not say, "If you want to be loved, you must be nice," or "Do what I want," or "Never love anyone else," or "Promise you'll never leave me." God's love is unconditional.

    God's love cares what becomes of you, because love knows that we are all interconnected. Love is inherently compassionate and emphatic. Love knows that the "other" is also oneself. This is the true nature of love, and love itself can not be manipulated or restrained. Love honors the sovereignty of each soul. Love is its own law. We will be enabled to fulfill all the laws of man and the land if we have love.

    God's love is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. God commanded us to love one another. Divine love is the greatest of all kinds of love. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life," John 3:16 says it all. There is no other person who loves us like God does.
     
  3. ayramae10

    ayramae10 New Member

    ended... but love can be too pure to be true. love that mold us, gives us hope, faith and pain. but love makes sacrifices just like how God sacrifices himself to be save us because he loves us.
     
  4. anacaro

    anacaro New Member

    Regardless of religion, true love is wanting the happiness of the other person, and doing whatever is good and necessary in order to make the person happy.
     
  5. potchjose

    potchjose New Member

    Love is God's nature. However we may want to, we can not command, demand, or take away love, any more than we can command the moon and the stars and the wind and the rain to come and go according to our whims. We may have some limited ability to change the weather, but we do so at the risk of upsetting an ecological balance we don't fully understand. Similarly, we can stage a seduction or mount a courtship, but the result is more likely to be infatuation, or two illusions dancing together, than love. Love is natural. We can't fake it.

    God's love is marvelous. Love is bigger than you are. You can invite love, but you cannot dictate how, when, and where love expresses itself. You can choose to surrender to love or not, but in the end, love strikes like lightning: unpredictable and irrefutable. You can even find yourself loving people you don't like at all. Love does not come with conditions, stipulations, addenda, or codes. Like the sun, love radiates independently of our fears and desires. God's love for man is unconditional.

    Lastly, God's love is inherently free. It cannot be bought, sold, or traded. You cannot make someone love you, nor can you prevent it — not for any amount of money. Love cannot be imprisoned, nor can it be legislated. Love is not a substance, not a commodity, not even a marketable power source. Love has no territory, no borders, no quantifiable mass or energy output. All you have to do is to accept and believe it.
     
  6. silverwords

    silverwords New Member

    For me, love is equality and should not be compared. How much you love someone and whose love is greater is not necessary because everyone loves in unique and different ways.
     
  7. Carmela Ruado

    Carmela Ruado New Member

    Love is heaven upon earth. It's a pretty thing yet carries something fearful. Take love away from life and you take away it's pleasures, that's how meaningful love is. We are loved at the same time we love.
    There are different kinds of love, for example Love for Family, Love for God, Love for Friends and most importantly Love for a Partner. But all kinds of love are the same. It's just that, Love for a Partner is a very big deal for people because it's the beginning of creating a new family.
     
  8. Ronwald

    Ronwald New Member

    Love, is the score of zero in tennis.

    Nope, just kidding haha. For me it depends on where you define it. In rational terms, love is just a mindset. It is normal that you get attached to things, place, and people that you think is nice and that will make you happy. In emotional terms, to some degree love enables you to do things that you thought are impossible. It enables you to withstand tough times, it gives you strength to continue living, and gives you the patience to endure.
     
  9. faithchristy29

    faithchristy29 New Member

    This is how I define love. To define love, I’ll borrow the classic formula that distinguishes among three Greek words: eros, romantic, passionate love, from which we get our word “erotic”; phileo, the love of great friends and siblings, from which we get “Philadelphia,” the “city of brotherly love”; and agape, parental, self-sacrificing love that seeks only the welfare of the other. All three kinds of love are represented in the Bible, which means that all three are considered to be created and blessed by God. These three are great definitions of love.

    First, eros is the emotion we probably think of first when thinking of love, especially the love of Valentine’s Day and pop music. While the word itself is not present in the Greek New Testament, it depicts the passionate desire that unites lover and beloved praised in the Song of Solomon. Its presence in the Bible testifies not only that humans are moved by beauty and desire, but also that passion, romance, and sexual intimacy are an essential element of God’s good creation and the human experience. Love is like fire that can consume our hearts.

    Second, phileo, in contrast, is a more stable and constant emotion. Constancy not withstanding, however, phileo it is also a powerful emotion that captures the love of great friends. Jesus weeps for Lazarus, whom he loved (phileo) (John 11:35), while Jonathan and David share a bond so strong that it induces Jonathan to forsake allegiance to his father in support of his beloved friend. Phileo is ultimately not about passion as much as it is about commitment, the love that binds one to another in enduring friendship. Phileo is brotherly love. Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother.

    Last but not the least, agape dominates the New Testament but is more rare in contemporary literature of the Greek-speaking world of the first century. Scholars agree that it best captures what we might call “Christian love.” Agape depicts the self-sacrificing love of a parent for a child and describes both God’s love for the world as shown in Christ and the love Christians should show each other and all people. As to the former, think of Manny Pacquiao’s - and, indeed, the world’s - favorite Bible verse: “For God so loved - agape - the world that he gave his only Son...” (John 3:16). As to the latter, think of Paul’s great hymn to love: “Love - agape - is patient and kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends” (1 Cor. 13:4-8a). This is the true and unconditional love.
     
  10. honeyS

    honeyS New Member

    "Don't let the love, let the Love find you." this quote tells us that learn to wait for your true love dont too harsh to find love if you want a succesful relationship . In love you cant escape that but you can control for that . Love is the major for us to live, without love we cant be happy and live.
     
  11. jelijah085

    jelijah085 New Member

    Love is action. Love is tolerance. Love is learning your partner's love language and then expressing love in a way that he can receive. Love is receiving. Love is plodding through the slow eddies of a relationship without jumping ship into another's churning rapids.

    Love is recognizing that it's not your partner's job to make you feel alive, fulfilled, or complete; that's your job. And it's only when you learn to become the source of your own aliveness and are living your life connected to the spark of genius that is everyone's birthright can you fully love another.
     
  12. uyfaith26

    uyfaith26 New Member

    In the eyes of a child love is spelled time. Love is a divine character of God. God is love. Love is of God. It is his divine nature. God loves us so much that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life. God's love is unconditional. God demonstrated his love toward us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. How great is his love toward us.

    The greatest commandment is about loving God with all our hearts, soul and strength. The second greatest commandment is also like it, love your neighbor as you love yourself. Before Jesus died and ascended to heaven his command to his disciples is that they would love one another. The whole world will know about Jesus Christ and that they are truly his disciples if they love one another. God is love.

    Jesus Christ also commanded us to love our enemies. We should not curse them. We are to bless them instead. If they are hungry, we should give them something to drink. If they are hungry, we should give them something to eat. If they spank you on one cheek, give the other cheek as well. That is how God wants us to be known for. We must be known for being a loving people of God. That is true love from God. His love is real and genuine towards us.
     
  13. Robby76

    Robby76 New Member

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    Membahas tentang cinta adalah topik yang menarik dan tidak ada habisnya. Artikel ini akan menjelaskan berbagai hal yang berkaitan dengan cinta, mulai dari definisi cinta menurut pendapat berbagai tokoh terkenal, teori cinta, dan termasuk hal-hal lucu dalam cinta.
     
  14. Nitnit

    Nitnit New Member

    Love will always have multiple meanings. Love from God, Love from your family, Love for you friends, Love for your pets and Love for someone. And love may be defined by you and only you.
     
  15. loiche81

    loiche81 New Member

    Love encompasses a variety of strong and positive emotional and mental states, ranging from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure.
    Love is one of the most profound emotions we experience as humans. It’s bigger than us, meaning, though we can invite it into our lives, we do not have the control over the how, when and where love starts to express itself
     
  16. hanylen

    hanylen New Member

    Love is everything which makes us happy, as an individual we need someone to make us felt love. Someone who cares for us. Someone who can be trust and laugh with. Love is sacred and kind and selfless sometimes. Love can make a bad person change. Love can make you glow. Love is God.
     
  17. Bellethirdy19

    Bellethirdy19 New Member

    Love is the greatest gift from above.it is a feeling of care, concern and afraid of losing to a thing or somone.love is also equivalent to happiness
     
  18. Kidk

    Kidk New Member

    When you truly love someone you have no limit to the things that you would do to keep them.If he really loves her it is only right that he does everything in his power to make her know that.However, all children of God know that anything is possible when you give the situation to the man up above. If he keeps faith and remain focused on the bigger picture he will overcome this challenge in no time.
     
  19. neliesweet

    neliesweet Member

    There are three kinds of LOVE are represented in the Bible,which means that all three are considered to be created and blessed by God. the three kinds of love are 1. Eros - a romantic and passionate love, 2. Philio -the love of great friends and siblings 3.Agape- parental.,self-sacrificing love that seeks only the welfare of the other
     
  20. laigo

    laigo New Member

    love is everything❤
    #justL❤VE
     
  21. monicaS27

    monicaS27 New Member

    For me Love has taught me to learned that even if you feel strongly for each other, there may come a time when the limits of your commitment to each other will be tested. That is the moment of truth.

    I learned that when you each go your own separate ways, life has to go on. If a relationship has been a deeply cherished one, it's quite understandable to mourn its loss and be affected by it beyond what most people consider a reasonable amount of time.

    I learned that even if a relationship takes a conscious effort to maintain, I'd still prefer to allow things to take their natural course. I appreciate it better when things are free-flowing, because control is an illusion. People's choices are a consequence of who they are. I'm a lot happier knowing that we both keep the relationship not by force, but out of choice.
     
  22. Dafina

    Dafina New Member

    Love is when you wake up next to him/her, you check on them (and not your mobile phone) and smile. Love is the feeling you get when they walk inside a room, a sense of warmth in your heart.
     
  23. Mecheslia

    Mecheslia New Member

    We’ve all asked ourselves that question and we’ve all felt it at some time in our lives. Poets write about it, singers sing about it and a whole industry has grown up around finding it, expressing it and maintaining it. But, what is love?
    The reality is that love can mean something different to everyone. It’s one of the most perplexing of all of the human experiences. Romantic love, though often difficult to define, includes the development of a strong emotional bond known as attachment, sexual attraction and care giving. Those “in love” experience a range of extreme feelings, such as intrusive thoughts, emotional dependency and increased energy, though these feelings may be limited to the early phases of the relationship.
    The most intense, most healing and overwhelming form of love is unconditional. It is this kind of love that makes you feel seen and heard the most. That makes you feel that you can be who you are. That enables you to feel nurtured and secure. We all want to be loved, and to love. That is, we all desire to be deeply cared about and to care about others. No matter what you or another person says or does, express your love and then deal with the specific disliked behavior.
    What the world needs now is lots of love which is the opposite of fear. Accept your and others' differences. Take the time to love yourself and others unconditionally, spread deep caring - that is the key to loving relationships and to a loving world.
     
  24. nylab

    nylab New Member

    Love is patient and kind, it does not envy or boast , it is proud and loyal and always good. love is how we live and how we treat people. Love is the most important thing in this world.
     
  25. ayoubziti

    ayoubziti New Member

    Love is one of the most profound emotions we experience as humans. It’s bigger than us, meaning, though we can invite it into our lives, we do not have the control over the how, when and where love starts to express itself.
     
  26. fakhriadam

    fakhriadam New Member

    love is something that you feel not openly for discussions, just make it happen by feeling your heart.
    Religions encourage love, the basic issue for all to start is to reflecting real love to others.
     
  27. BlessedTakling

    BlessedTakling New Member

    In my opinion, love is about loving someone without minding their flaws and mishaps. True love can be achieved when we all pass the stage of criticism towards our romantic partner. It is simply accepting the person we are attracted with. If we don't accept their flaws, then it is still not love. It's just infatuation. Defining the true sense of the word "love" is not easy. We do not even know if what we've felt for a person is already love. Time does not even measure the amount of love. If so, why do we still have broken families? Those families once promised a forever together but still ended breaking up. I must say that being in love is a difficult task yet enjoyable. Let us all live free and love with all our heart's content.
     
  28. Marchvran

    Marchvran New Member

    The simplest way to put it is when you've invested into someone or something heavily. When you've put your emotional and mental energy into it, your wealth and your time, perhaps even your health. Then when that someone or something is harmed, you feel the pain. You defend it and uphold it. and try and ensure its protection. That is why one can love an object such as a car, or a hobby or occupation, such as writing. Not just a person.

    This definition is a broad generalisation, of course. There is much to say on the topic.
     
  29. MOOMOO

    MOOMOO New Member

    Love is a beautiful feeling. Where you don’t expect anything but togetherness. Where you don’t make promises but fulfill them. It's like living in a perfect world with perfect feeling. However, there is an expectation in love and that's the reason it doesn't last for ever. That's why a mother's love is known as a pure love, because there isn't any expectation.
     
  30. GentianJaupi90

    GentianJaupi90 New Member

    My definition? Here it is. I think love is the triumph of subconsciousness over evrything else. Because when you thin about someone even whan you are sleeping this means that you are not conscious about your actsa nd tthoughts.
     

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