Last post we saw that the reason the Bible calls God love is that He is (what Christians have traditionally called) the Trinity. That is, He exists as one God who is an eternal union of three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We continue…
So, what is love?
This leads us to be able to give a much needed definition. What is love? I mean, fundamentally, at the root of it—what is love?
Here is our answer: Love is the eternal bond of unity and affection between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is love—united in harmony forever.
This not only tells us what love is, it tells us where love comes from, and what it’s doing in our universe at all, and what our human love is measured against, and why we just know, deep in our guts, that love is, like, the most important thing there is. It’s because love is at the center of what our universe is. We came from the overflow of this love.12 Any true love that we’ve ever experienced comes from, and finds its significance because of, this original love, the love of God.
What this means is that when we turn to examine our human love, we need to see that anything which goes by the name of “love” but is disconnected from, and unrelated to, this love, isn’t really love.
Because if this is what love is, how can anyone claim to have love but ignore this love? This is why Christians get all excited about telling people about Jesus—they realize that the most loving thing they could do is to talk about the love God displayed in Christ.[If you want to download the entire booklet to read, without waiting for the posts, you can get it here.]