"The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. And agape is more than eros; agape is more than philia; agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it's what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men.
And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him.
That's it. There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet... For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating- but Jesus comes to us and says, 'this isn't the way.'"
I thought today would be a nice time to share this sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr. It gives such wonderful insight to his articulate thoughts on the brave, sacrificial nature of the truest and most courageous love: love without condition.
Very worth the read, and worth all our meditation.