It is the kind of relationship humanity had with God in the Garden of Eden.
In short, they were #secure; [...]
Perhaps you have experienced this kind of #love and #grace with someone.
You can be exactly who you are.
You do not need to #hide your #thoughts or #feelings;
you do not need to #perform;
you do not need to do anything to be loved.
Someone knows the #real you, and loves you anyway.
@d599f84e I'm not disagreeing -- but betrayal at the core is just one of the many options. Alas, people are creative in how they destroy others, so there's other paths to that, too.
@d599f84e church at times is full of unhealthy, sick, and broken people. Mostly spiritual though and not physically sick, etc.
If love isn't earned then what exactly is the object of love? What is the lover loving?
I'm not sure if I can follow your question exactly.
Did you mean, what the love is focused towards?
I don't think love is not depending on anything to exist.
In my understanding love exists just by itself, already.
Just as water is there without needing someone to be thursty.
The same way how, I would get wet when I entered water to swim, is how I imagine this:
Adam and Eve lived within God's love, and they experienced love, because they were in unbroken connection with god.
Love is an emotion that a conscious being feels towards something else.
For love to be aroused the conscious being first needs to recognize this other entity and then decide, consciously or unconsciously, to love it.
So I find it hard to understand the stance that love simply exists.
The question is *why* would you love another person. My idea of love is recognition of another person's worth. His ethics, values etc.
Unconditional love is loving someone regardless of their value. Which basically devalues everything.
If you love the riotous and the wicked alike, doesn't that mean that you think that morally they are the same?
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