What is love? One is conditioned and another unconditioned. For me, unconditioned love is rather rare...close to non-existence. Love involves lots of sacrifice, pain and considered actions. The book of Corinthians said it well but how many earthly being can live that out? Sometimes even pet such as dog can portray better loyalty.
"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every sircumstances."
1 Cor. 13:4-7
"There are three things that will last forever- faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is love."
1 Cor. 13:13
There was once, a prince who fell inlove with a maiden from a distance land. They were supposed to be deeply in loved with one another. However, the King and Queen of the soiled land deemed her unfit. They wanted the prince to leave her. The prince betrayed his words and left her. The maiden begged him not to go because he meant everything to her.
Now the prince loved little children, she fancied them not. One thought he would be an excellent father and another knew she has no right to have children if she cannot be a good parent. So the prince told the maiden if she could promise him that she will bear him seed, he will renegotiate with the King and Queen. He was very cold to her when he wanted to leave her. Now that she stupidly agreed, he was all loving again. The maiden returned home to her own family. They were distressed for her. They felt that this child had forsaken and sacrifice too much of her believes and values for a man who does not see her for who she is. She did it for love, she said. Love. They finally united, where she was forced into further submission or he shall leave her anytime and wed another princess. When the first child was born, he was born deaf and dumb. The King and Queen spat at this saying that the union was cursed from the beginning. The prince was angry because he was sure he had everything right to bear healthy beautiful children and then be a great father. He returned to his parents and left her to suffer the rest alone. She died a lonely death, filled with remorse and regret.
She has been alone all along. She bought her love with a promise that only God can decide. How can one be a good father when he cannot be a good man? Why didnt he stand up for her if he so loved her? Does he loved her as who she is or did he loved because she is a woman? What is love?
Lord, give me the courage and strenght to move on. I prayed no girls out there will have to suffer as the maiden.