“Love… for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
Sometimes, when we love, we tend to give only what we think we ought. We strive for fairness, and we give only as much as we think we could receive along the way. We then live with the very minimum, and then we wonder why our relationships are not doing great.
God’s love on the other hand is more than mere fairness. God’s love is an abounding love. It is a love without limits or condition, a love that knows no end. It is a love that always seeks to do more, to give more.
If we could only learn from God’s love, all our other relationships would be blessed. We’d realize that all the while, we were being content with so little when we can be blessed with an overflowing, ever growing, and abounding love.
Matthew 5:38-41 (WEB) “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.