Real Love?

A friend once told me:  “People love you as long as you can do something for them.”  I disagreed with him and acknowledged that this may be true with some people, but those that really love you, love you no matter what.  He said:  “Just wait and watch and you will see that what I am saying is true.”

As I have waited and watched, I hate to admit it, but there is a lot of truth in that statement.  It is not true in every single situation, but it is true in many.  What I have come to realize is this:  There are a lot fewer people in the second category than in the first.  I want to be one of those people who love just for love.  The most pure expression of love that I have ever experienced is the love that does something for someone who can’t do anything back, except love.

I have been fortunate to receive this kind of love and to give this kind of love.  This is the kind of love that God loves us with.  God loves us regardless.  It does not matter what we have done or what we will do – God loves us.  And because He loves us, He desires what is best for us.

My goal is to love others just for love and nothing else.  I do not want to look for or expect anything in return.  I am going to do my best to love others, really love them, regardless of who they are, where they come from, what they do, have done or will do. Because He loves me, I love you and that is more than enough!