"For God so loved the world that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
I have always looked to God as the ultimate source of love. In 1 John 4:8 it reads “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” To know God is to know what it means to love.
In John chapter 19, it tells how Jesus died on the cross for our sake. Jesus was beaten, flogged, and publicly humiliated. At any point, He could have freed Himself from this torture. But because Jesus loves us He endured this pain and died on the cross.
To love someone is to be selfless. When you love someone you will always do what is best for them; you will sacrifice for them. You must abandon your own selfish desires, even if it is the most difficult thing to do.
Because I LOVE YOU, I must make this decision. Even if it hurts me, I know deep down this is what is best for you. It is not about what I want. It is about what you need.
This is what I believe it means to truly LOVE someone.
- Jun Jun Asunción