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What is love?
Throughout the ages, some of the wisest men, including the likes of Plato and Aristotle, have tried to answer that question.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary love is defined as “a strong affection or attraction.” In other words, a feeling. But it is much more than that. And in the scripture from the gospel of John, Jesus provides the answer.
He tells us, "As I have loved you, so you also should love one another."
So, in the same way as Jesus loved, we are called to love one another. In other words, with compassion, honesty, and commitment to helping those around us. We know it's not always easy. Putting the needs of others before our own. Giving of our time, talents and treasures even when they are in short supply. Taking the time to listen when we have other things to do. Making sacrifices just as Jesus did…No matter what we’re feeling.
That's what real love is.