How do you define "love"?

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  • carl
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    To desire and will the greatest good for the beloved. For example to be in heaven. Jesus demonstrated his love by laying down his life for us while we were his enemies.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    A long time ago I thought that love was something that you reserved for some special set of people that you had judged worthy of it.

    After a while I got to thinking about what Jesus had said about turning the other cheek and loving our neighbor I put the two together and realized that he had made no exceptions in these statements. It became obvious to me that he intended that we exclude no one from the love that we are supposed to be giving. I started thinking about my idea of love and suddenly realized that I had not been loving anyone at all. I had simply been judging everyone and every thing.

    Judging someone worthy of love is not love, it is only judgment. I actually started to cry when I realized this. I saw just how much of my life I had wasted being judgmental, thinking of myself as a Christian, when I was actually doing just the opposite of what Jesus had asked us to do.

    I thought about the verse judge not lest ye be judged, and I understood it for the first time.

    I realized that I have a lot of catching up to do. So many opportunities were wasted. I now try to apply the love that I have for the world in a universal way like Jesus asks us to do.

    If I start to feel afraid and think that I see someone that I should not love because of something I have thought or heard I try to catch my mistake as soon as possible. I tell myself that I have forgot the truth and have fallen for the same old trick that had cost me so many opportunities to be loving in the past. The horror of this realization is often all that is necessary to bring me back to my senses and make me drop the judgmental nonsense I was thinking.

    I still have a lot to learn about love, but at least I’m making progress.

    Love and blessings

    Your brother


  • 7 years ago

    Bible's definition:

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    There are many kinds of love. There is brotherly love, romantic love, familial love, love of principal, etc.

    The Bible even calls some love wrong. Loving people or family before God is condemned for instance.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago


    [luhv] , lov·ing.



    a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.


    a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.


    sexual passion or desire.


    a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.


    (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Love is indefinable... as are all emotions.

    “Love’s a Western word.

    We use it for sentimental reasons or...

    To cover up an obsession with one woman.”

    The Quiet American - Graham Greene(1955)


  • 7 years ago

    love is just an illusion. the only real love there is in the world is the love between a mother when she hears the sound of her baby as soon as he gets into this world.

  • 7 years ago

    Love is a biologically induced emotional bond that occurs in many animal species and most mammals.

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  • 7 years ago

    As an action. It is a verb.

    For God so loved that He GAVE...

    Source(s): Bible
  • 7 years ago

    A positive emotional attachment to something or someone.

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