WHAT IS LOVE

A most brilliant of phenomenons

Unseen but felt with the heart;

A commitment like no other

That will always set apart.

How do we really describe it

With its many variants,

Do we really understand it

Its true meaning and essence?

Love is kind and suffers long

Does not envy nor parade;

It thinks no evil, won’t seek its own

Rejoices in truth not charades.

Love has several categories

From Agape, Eros to Philia,

All with distinct characteristics

And with emotions we hold dear.

Eros is a creative love

One of a yearning desire,

Derived from the Greek god of love

Igniting the soul with fire.

Philia is a brotherly love

An affectionate friendship so true,

Between family, friends and loved ones

With respect and honour too.

The highest form of love is Agape

It’s the love God has for His own,

And a love that we have towards Him and our spouse

Through sincerity it is known.

The epitome of love is Christ

The one who died for our sins;

He laid down His life – the purest of love

To save our soul within.

(C) P.B. 2019

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Let brotherly love continue.” Hebrews 13:1

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13