Can we show unconditional love, just like Jesus?
Psalm 36:5 NIV
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
The best relationships are built on a foundation of love and trust. We feel stronger and more willing to give our all out love to the world if we feel secured and cherished.
As Morrie Schwartz said, “The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love, and let it come in.” One of the best feelings ever is to love and be loved in return. There’s nothing greater than loving absolutely with no boundaries. Though pain is along the way, with unconditional love, it stays limitless and never changing.
When we talk about unconditional love, it’s not just the love you give to other people. It is also about having the strength of heart and mind in loving yourself first, so you can give the same amount of love to another person.
Loving yourself is not a loan that needs to be repaid, but a genuine gift of the heart – a gesture where only you benefit directly. It is imperative that we love and accept ourselves fully first. Only when you stop chasing changes in yourself can you begin to love others without their needing to change. It is then that love can be deemed unconditional.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.