Love is the greatest gift we can give and receive. The fullness of life and pure joy can only be achieved through love. But love is a decision. True love is not merely an emotion, it goes beyond. That is why a person who desires to give the ultimate Gift has to be free to make a decision, for to love is to will the good of the other. It will require sacrifice on the giver's part, for sacrifice is part of loving. We let go of something good for greater good because we want the best for the other person- to possess the fullness of life, the joy of being united with Love himself for eternity. It is fitting then that if we wish to follow the way of true love in Jesus Christ we should not hesitate to open our hearts to love. Love in God's love, without reservation, no expectation, detached... even it will cost us. For only in giving fully and unreservedly can we find true happiness, one that transcends human emotion. It's like shedding tears while experiencing peace and joy from knowing you have loved and spared nothing in loving, This is the ultimate gift a person can give to the other.
In final analysis, pure love is when our love " bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things and endures all things" (1 Cor 13:7) ... for the greater good. "It is by following Christ in a life fully given that a Christian may and should make his own sacrifice, his own death an act of life, an act of love until the end," ... (Bishop Heckel, SJ),
...with the hope of obtaining the fullness of life.
Thank you very much for visiting my Gift journey. This is the final post that concludes "The Gift" blog.
I will be starting a new blog which I named Thresholds,
May you embark the journey with me on the "thresholds" soon.