Love...a Four Letter Word

What is Love?




In today's world, love's a four letter word. What do I mean by that? People toss it around like paper...or daggers.

It means nothing to some; everything to others. It's defined by politics and used as a weapon to wound family and friends. All in order to promote some new cause or agenda.

That may be the purpose of love to the world, but that's not what love means to me. It means something else entirely...to me. It isn't a means to an end or shaped by what someone says or does. In fact, love isn't conditional on...well, anything. Word, or deed...done or undone.

In other words, you don't have to do or don't do something in order for me to love you. I love you...period.

I know, what a concept, but it's true.

You may say that you don't deserve love. Or you don't know me. Or don't want my love because you don't like me. You can even toss it back in my face. That's perfectly fine. Accept it or not, you're loved anyway.

What does my love entail? It means I love you with no expectations. I don't want you to change or pretend. I love you exactly as you are, skin, bones, and all. And if needed, I'll lay down my life for you. Why? Because you're worth it.

You see, I believe love can encompass more than you and me or any particular definition or political agenda this world assigns it to be at the moment.

In closing, I have only one question to leave you with: if I can love you like this...how much more do you think God does?

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  1. Love the post. I am blessed to have gotten to know you through FB land.

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    1. I'm so thankful to count you as my friend, Ann.

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  2. Wonderful post, Renee. The prayer of my heart recently has been, "Lord, help me to love people like You love them." Months ago God put a finger right in the middle of my unloving heart and convicted me of my lack of love. Not the world's definition, but His.

    We toss words out there, giving little thought to what they really mean.

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    1. I've never been one to hold grudges or remember wrongs, but I used to hold a bit of heart back...for protection. Then one day the Lord showed me that my heart was His, not mine! So I don't do that anymore. And if He can love the unlovable, why can't I?

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