Diffuse Reflections
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True Love

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1 John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

True Love = Agape. Agape (Ag-ah’-pay) is love devoid of selfishness. It is the love with which God loves us and it is the love with which God loves other through us.

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

  • Agape is NOT “I love you because you are my brother, my countryman, or because we share some mutually important interests”
  • Agape is NOT “I love you because you are the object of my physical desire, because you give (or can give) me pleasure”
  • Agape is NOT “I love you because you are my child, my offspring, my seed”
  • Agape IS “I love you because you are you, because you are God’s creation, made in His image… and that is sufficient for my love”
  • Agape IS “I will be your friend… and my friendship is free. If there is any price to pay… I will pay it”
  • Agape IS “God loving you through me”

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