Tuesday, June 29, 2010

L-O-V-E....Do you know what that is????

A while ago, I was having a conversation about love to one of my friends and she asked me, strike that, told me love is subjective. I told her she is wrong. We went at it for about 30 minutes of her trying to make me agree with her on some level. I only agreed that people do have definitions of love. Not in concession of my viewpoint. I agreed only because I said a lot of people do not know what love is in its true definition which is why love is seen to be subjective. Love is clearly defined. I'm an unashamed Christian. The Bible clearly tells us what love is and what love isn't. Read 1Corinthians Chapter 13 if you don't believe me or 1 John Chapter 4 or Romans Chapter 13, There are clear definitions of what love is and what love isn't. Where is the subjectivity in those passages? There is none. I accredit people thinking love is subjective due to the fact they don't know true love. They haven't experienced true love. She the asked me should all people love the same? I said yes. If there is a clear definition of what love is, then essentially love should be the same all across the board. I shouldn't love you more and love someone else less. That is not love in its purity. Another thing people do when they read the definition of love is they make truths for themselves. Example. You ever gave someone advice and realize they only heard the part that favored them but missed the other half of the advice which was just as important? That is what I mean. A lot of people find different ways to make love subjective but truly it is not subjective. Love is what it is. Love isn't conditional or situational. Love is what it is and will remain that way. I don't write this to say people will never experience true love BUT just to clarify that it isn't something to be dissected into different deviations and truths....thank you for taking a looking into My Thoughts.....

1 comment:

Divine Intuition said...

I must agree with your friend. Coming from someone who has a very hard time loving someone, yet understanding that God is love. It is hard for someone to love a man like they love GOD. Now I understand, even when you bring out the scriptures, if my memory is correct, they are about the love of God. People learn to love in many different ways. Yes, there is one primary idea of love and there is a guide to follow when understanding how to love. But the way people love and SHOW their love tends to be subjective. Children learn form the parents which is then passed on. "Train up a child....." So if my mother is a materialistic lover, then I understand love as materialistic. So I will agree with you, there is a defined idea of how to love, yet the way one shows this love is very subjective....just my thoughts