LET’S TALK LOVE
My first topic of conversation for Good Conversation Wednesday is Love. What is love? Is love something that can be defined or measured? Well, to find out more about love the first thing that I did was what we all do now when we want to know more about something, I simply Googled it. The first thing that came up about love was Wikipedia’s explanation. Wikipedia defined Love as “an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment.” Of course I couldn’t just trust Wikipedia, I then looked to Dictionary.com for how they defined love. Dictionary.com defined love as a “profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” As a second definition Dictionary.com stated almost the exact definition of Wikipedia. I then decided that I would look for a more philosophical approach, so I opened my Bible and searched for the Biblical definition. In all simplicity, the Bible’s definition of love is “God.” The Bible then goes on to say some of the things that love does in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13. The actual definition of love I believe is most similar to that of the Bible’s “God is love”. If you are a believer or not, it doesn’t change the meaning of Love. God is something that can not be defined or measured much like I think love can not be summed up into mere words or measured by the standards of men and women. I also believe that we as humans make foolish attempts at love knowing that a true, pure love is beyond our real reach. We are able to show affection and care, which we mistake for love. Some of us are even able to make sacrifices for the good of the one we “love.” To say that we are able to fully express love in its purest form would be to discredit what love really is.
I hope that my opinions aren’t offensive to you and that you will share your thoughts on love and what it means to you. This is an open forum. You can post your feelings on the topic, even if it is a link back to an article, blog post, or poem you wrote. I want you to share your thoughts! Hey and if you feel like you have an idea for next Wednesday’s conversation, I’d love to hear it. Remember, for your topic you get the credit!