In Christian theology charity is the greatest of the three theological virtues. Charity is held to be the ultimate perfection of the human spirit because it is said to both glorify and reflect the nature of God. Bible also says “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since charity shall cover the multitude of sins”
Wright goes further to show that as Christians that this is a duty. The duty of a Christian is merely a joy of serving one another, and being that person that is there for one another. This duty that Christians have comes through love. The author goes further to say, “Love is not a ‘duty,’ even our highest duty. It is our destiny” (Wright, 2014, pp. 188-189).
The Christian faith focuses on the orientation of the human heart behind human thoughts and actions. Living by faith is a beautiful alternative to the way people think of themselves and the way they live in relation to others in their daily lives (Merrick, 2014). Christians see themselves in terms of God’s profound love for them but not in terms of what they do. The teachings of the Christian faith; nonviolence, non-retaliation, inward integrity, selflessness, and love your neighbor as yourself provide the framework for ethical thinking. Although, adopting belief in Christianity can bring forth confusion in the heart and mind causing agony of learning to sacrifice one’s rightful claims for personal justice for the restoration of another (Merrick, 2014). Unconditional forgiveness is difficult to understand because spiritual forgiveness and actual costly forgiveness is viewed as the same in the gospel. If you do not forgive, then one does not have faith in God’s forgiveness as it really is. Christianity influences a person thinking and behavior developing wisdom which requires faith. The faith that is needed to reorient the heart away from selfishness to selflessness.
Love is one of the most important elements in Christianity. Although there are many different definitions of the word love, people use the word to mean a strong desire or liking, romance, benevolence, giving, or even sexual intercourse. In Christianity, the word love includes serving the welfare of others. Such love is often called an agape love. Some people often recognize it as “Christian love.” Agape love, in the Greek language, means to act consciously and to choose to love someone without expecting anything in return from them, even though the result of the action may bring inconvenience, discomfort, or even death to the giver (Love Feast (Agape), n.d.). In other words, agape love is also a sacrificial love. This love is not an emotional or impetuous love but rather a more purposeful love. This kind of love is the kind Jesus referred to in Matthew 22:39, and it is the kind he wants us to apply to our daily life by loving others.
A feeling that cannot be defined, an emotion that can only be expressed, and a word that is used in everyday life, is what we know as love. Throughout history, there have been many different opinions and interpretations of love. When a person is asked, “what is love?" many people find the answer more difficult to explain than they initially thought. The book Symposium describes love as, "the motivating force in all of us" (Page 11). The book also explains that Plato analyzes many kinds of love and one of those kinds of love may now be considered what one would call "Christian love." Christianity is a large influence on love today, particularly the fact that the Bible says God 's love is unconditional and he loves all creatures. This belief starts to somewhat conflict with Plato 's views because Plato links love to desire and God does
In my walk with the Lord I see the value of love in not only showing compassion toward my neighbor, the person God has created me to be and above all else our Lord and Savior Jesus
Deuteronomy 7:9 This verse is found in the Old Testament, basically what it is saying is as long as you follow the word of the Lord and keep his commandments you will be eternally loved by God. This is not saying if you sin, that you will not be loved and forever punished, this is also not saying sin all the time and I will forgive you anyways. What the Lord is saying here is follow me, try your best to keep my commandments, he is saying he is faithful he will not stray from you and will be with you always. Another great verse in the Old Testament that supports God’s love for us is “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4. This is one of my favorite verses. The verse is saying to love the Lord, your God and father with all your heart and he will give you what you need and want in life. Not everything is a piece of cake and many people seem to think that if they believe in the Lord for a day, they will have everything. All of their illnesses will go away, they will instantly have love and money, or whatever they want. This is not how the Lord works, you need to delight yourself in him, constantly thank him for what you have and the Lord granting you another day to live. Sometimes we think that we have it so rough, but other people may have a harder or more
This attitude is probably the most one of the most important ones not just in God's Kingdom but also in our society because love has to do with everything in life, friendships, family, marriage, etc. I understand why this is one of the Kingdom Attitudes because God is all about love, sacrificing himself for us, being there for us, he loves us. Love is key in the real world and you should love others and your neighbor and don't cheat, disrespect, or cheat your neighbor. You should love your neighbor and other people like as much as you love and like yourself and loving and respecting your parents and
...ing my fellow human beings with love I am in turn helping myself with love.
Everyone has a worldview. This may be something we do not think about on the regular, but we all have one. A worldview is our set of beliefs used to understand the world. It shapes our thoughts on how we interpret reality, and forms our moral opinions. Our regular worldview is formed by almost anything secular, jobs, money, family even education. Then there is a Christian’s Worldview which would be our sacred doings.