Today is Valentine’s Day.
The day that is supposed to represent love. In many relationships, this day is very special. But I would argue that this is the exception, not the rule. Valentine’s Day, in so many ways, represents cheap love. A love lacking depth. A love lacking commitment. A love lacking substance.
In reality, it represents something that is not truly love.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
And people wonder why their relationships fail over and over again, why divorce rates are so high, why they get hurt so often, etc.
We toss the word Love around like its a toy. When in reality it has tremendous power and meaning.
By this point, you are probably thinking- “Wow, this guy is really critical. If he is so smart, then why doesn’t he offer a definition of Love.”
Well, here you go. This is my working definition of Love-
- Love is active
- Love is a choice
- Love includes emotion, but is not completely emotion
- Love is sacrifice
- Love has a focal point
As a Christian, I believe that the perfect example of Love is found on the Cross.
Moving forward, I urge you to evaluate your definition of love.