Agape Love-Definition

Agape Love is a peculiar one from all the kinds of love.  It is loving the powerless, the unlovable, the unworthy including the enemy.

Agape Love-Definition-Enemies
This is the love shown by God through Jesus Christ dying on the cross for sinners.  This is God’s communicable attribute that is shared by humans. Although humans cannot perfectly and absolutely follow they have the knowledge and are able to exercise or practice it.

This is said to be a perfect love transcending all circumstances. It does not lay criteria to the object or recipient. It satisfies itself by just being that kind and nothing else.

 

 

Agape Love-Definition-The crucified Christ
This communicable attribute of God is shared and embedded in our own being from the time God created us. That’s the very reason we know how to love as profound as the love of God resembling God’s image in us.

When hatred is greater than love and enmity over good prevails in us this agape love is momentarily overpowered but it doesn’t mean it was removed from us.

This is the reason for the Christmas season, Jesus Christ the concrete manifestation of God’s love came to remind us that we have not been exercising agape love, we are forgetting to show it to those who are unworthy, to those who are undeserving.

Jesus Christ came to remind us that we are only loving those who love us, we are only loving those who are worthy in our eyes, and we are only loving those who are deserving. But we don’t love those who really needed to be loved. He made the example for us to emulate through our lives so we can be instruments of God’s love.