Written by Kate Manley
Probably the most well known of all definitions of love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. These are the verses often quoted at weddings as a guide to achieve longevity in relationships.
‘Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’
Love is also described in these three ways:
Eros refers to physical or romantic love.
Philos means warm affection or friendship.
Agape is the highest, unconditional, sacrificial love.
This month, celebrations revolve around the romance of Valentines Day so we have chosen some wonderfully heartfelt gifts for that special occasion.
It is an opportunity to show how much you appreciate that very amazing person in your life. So this year go ahead and make even a small contribution to esteem and honour love.