“Conditional love is killing us. Love is universal, or it is not love. Conditional love is literally cancer, and the body of humanity dies. In this cancerous culture, to be universal love is to be harsh chemotherapy.”
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“Love is a commitment of the will and a joy of the spirit that expresses itself in the choice to act in the best interest of the beloved.”
-Philip Carlson, You Were Made for Love

 


“Too often, we mistake love for the value we place on something or someone, and often even that value is selfishly rooted in our own well being. We say, ‘I love you’ to mean, ‘I value you a lot’ – or even more tragically, ‘You’re very useful to me.’ Using love in that context speaks to the emotional component of love, but misses the part about commitment and practical service. Such a definition of love risks objectifying a person.”
-Personal reflection
“Love trusts God with the outcome. Without trusting God, we run the risk of always being ‘calculating.’ In fact, the only alternative to trusting God with the outcome is to live as a calculating person. We will tend to view people as a means to an end rather than an end in themselves. To God people are the end, and we are to love them as he has loved them.”
-Philip Carlson, You Were Made for Love

 

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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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