Is a decision. I hope one day that everyone can meet someone that makes the decision to love them. And to love with abandon.
Not Eros love, but Agape love. Tue love inspired by God the Father and shown to us in the sacrifice of His son.
When was the last time you showed Agape love to someone outside your circle of close family and friends?
Fed a homeless person?
Held the door for an elderly person with a smile and complemented them on their plaid polyester pants (hey, they ARE back in style)?
Complemented a mom-of-many on her well behaved children in a store or restaurant?
Told a dad and kids that you see about that you were glad to see a father take on his children and love them so obviously?
When was the last time you invited someone over for a meal simply because you felt like they might benefit from an invitation and a night of friendly talk? Even if you don't know them well?
I'd love to hear your experiences with expressing love to others around you!
That homeless person you buy a hot coffee for might have been close to suicide because of their misfortunes in life. The elderly person may have gone to the store because they had no one to talk to and just had to get out of the house. The mother might have had a rough day or debated ever going out again because the last shopping trip was a disaster. The dad might be on his first visitation with his children or a weekly walk- but the complement will be kind just the same. A meal and conversation can make a week of lonliness brighten up and be something a person remembers forever.
The possibilities are endless. The results may be timeless.
Love someone today :)