What is the definition of love?

by Blueeyes54 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Blueeyes54

    It seems that various people have different views of what love really is. Is it cultural? Could not there be one central viewpoint that transcends all boundaries of human behavior?

  • reniaa
    1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version)

    1 If I speak in the tongues [a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, [b] but have not love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

  • carla

    Not wishing your mate, children, parents and 99% of the population dead would be a great start!

  • mouthy

    RenIee read & digest>>>>6 Love does not delight in evil Please tell me how your religion covers that one??????????

  • Blithe Freshman
    Blithe Freshman

    I always say " Love is a verb not a noun" . You don't need to feel anything to give it. It's not an idea to put on a podium or create mood.The Bible describes it very well. What reniaa quoted.


  • lavendar

    Unconditional love is the best kind. The JW religion does not have this. They only care about you as long as you are one of them.

  • Waffles

    Reniaa plz go die in a fire somewhere.

  • reniaa

    Ouch can't you guys do one thread without making it into a propaganda hate witnesses thread?

    hi blithe freshman

    it's a lovely scripture hi blueeyes I hope it was what you were looking for.

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