Archives for February 2013

1 John 4:10

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Being the month of Valentine’s Day, it’s only natural that our thoughts should turn to love.

It’s one of those awkward words in the English language has holds such significance and meaning, and yet is so imprecise that it creates great confusion and sometimes heartache as well.

In the Greek, they have many different words for “love” to connote the different motivators behind it. Brotherly love, romantic love, familial love, charitable love, etc.

But what, really, is love? No matter who our love interest is, this is love… Caring enough for another person to sacrifice our wants and needs for them.

Parents do this every day, putting their hopes and dreams on hold as they learn to live vicariously through the dreams and accomplishments of their children.

Spouses do this as they recognize that someone else’s happiness completes their own. [Read more…]