Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Unconditional Love

C.S. Lewis describes God's love in these terms:

"Divine Gift Love is wholly disinterested and desires what is simply best for the beloved."
Not uninterested, but disinterested. That is, with no desire for personal gain or benefit. The whole object of agape is the welfare of the one who receives love. This is why we can call it unconditional love. And this is how God loves us. There is nothing that we need to do to prove ourselves worthy of His love. We only need to accept it. He loves us, not because of what we are, but in spite of what we are! A simple way to express this is to say, 'I love you anyway.'

While agape is a matter of choice and decision on our part, we can also ask God to help us so that we can fulfil the choice that we make and truly love as we should. Barry Chant, the founder of Tabor College, said, "our decision and commitment must be to exercise agape at all times. Our prayer must be for the Holy Spirit to help us to do it!" In the ultimate example of agape - the Lord Jesus Christ's death on the cross - there was a totally commitment. Agape is always like that. It must have all of us, or nothing. There is simply no middle ground!

Dear Father God, may your love increase daily and overflow through me to others, and may the Holy Spirit help me exercise agape all the time. In Jesus' Name I pray, amen.

12 comments:

Mark D said...

Great post, Kitty!

...Love is the fulfillment of the Law.

So many work to move mountains and forget that even if they succeed, without love it means nothing.

Kc said...

Amen.

Kitty Cheng said...

Amen amen!

Pia said...

yup, we need God's help to love the way we should--unconditionally.

Kitty Cheng said...

You're so right Mark. Moving mountains cannot possibly be more important than love itself.

Kitty Cheng said...

Pia, let's keep seeking God to help us to display agape love.

Love you sis :)

audrey` said...

Yippee!
I'm sooooo happy for you, Kitty!
A budding friendship (romance) is blooming in our midst.
May our good Lord guide you :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Audrey for you care. I really appreciate you :)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Good stuff.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank you Matthew for your kind words.

audrey` said...

HaHaHa!
I'm sooooo excited for you =D
Enjoy yourself, Kitty.
I'm rejoicing with you.

HeHe!
Try to wear the top which Corry, Pia and I said that you looked very fabulous in ;)

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Audrey...it's kind of too cold in Melbourne to wear that top now hehe.