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Are you a lover?


Love… We listen to this word very often. Love is a beautiful word that could make a person feel special. When you say “I love you” to a girl or a boy or your pet that you love them, you are telling that you care for them and you make them feel special. Love… Love… Love… Do you think the term love suitable only for the present-day love? Do you think it is the feel between two opposite genders? Probably not.
According to Greek definitions and the Bible, love is of 4 types. It is as follows eros,philia, storge and agape
It is the love that I mentioned as “the present-day love” above. It is the attraction between two opposite genders leading to sexual interaction. When two people of opposite genders meet and develop a deep affection between them, they’ll come to conclusion that they are in love. This is what Eros is. This can also be defined as the attraction towards beauty.
2) Philia
It is the feeling that develops between two people or people and animals. Even though those two people are of same gender, they tend to love each other and maintain a healthy relationship. This can also be termed as friendship. Some people show love and interest towards plants, animals and birds. Such kind of love can also be included in this category.
3) Storge
It is the feeling that arises between family members. The attachment between sisters, brothers, mother and father, aunts and uncles, cousins fall under this category.
4) Agape
It is the best love among these 4 types. It is the ultimate expression for love. If you love a person with agape love, you never see his background details. You never consider his wickedness. Even though he is a murderer, it is not a matter for you. If you love your life partner with agape love, you never impose your feelings on him/her. Even though you doesn’t need that person, you just love them unconditionally. This is what love is. Anyone can say “I love you” to handsome and beautiful people. If you say “I love you” to a beggar, or to a criminal, that is what agape love is. The Bible says, God’s love is agape love. To describe God’s love, John, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ wrote wonderfully in his gospel. The verse goes on like this “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son for whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life”.
In conclusion, I want say there is neither fake love nor true love … Love is only one. There are no degrees to measure it. It doesn’t have length , breadth and dimensions. It is the feeling of deep affection and respect. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. Love is about giving not about taking.

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