There have been many movies, to varying degrees, about love. For most of them, what they really mean is lust stories. But a lust story does not have the same appeal as a love story. There are 3 distinct types of love I am talking about. The first is called Eros, which actually means lust. Then there is Philadelphia, which means brotherly love. Then there is Agape, which means the love of God. Eros or lust is to satisfy oneself or to be selfish. Philadelphia is to some extent to reach out to help another person, usually without too much effort. It still has a high degree of selfishness. When Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him, Peter responded with I love you like a brother. It was not until Jesus died on the cross, that Peter figured out he loved Jesus like God love’s us. The love of God is an all-consuming love. It compels us to go between who we are to the point of being in harm’s way to help another person. And does not matter if we know the person or not. There is a story of a soldier, a medic, in Vietnam, who crawled through the mud of a rice patty to rescue 20 men wounded and under fire. He was compelled to rescue those men. He himself was wounded several times. He received the Medal of Honor. The love of God does earn us a reward, but not on earth and it may cost us our lives. Jesus said the second greatest commandment is to love, as God loves, your neighbor.
John 15:12-14 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”
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