Love Unconditionally

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Valentine’s Day is a day of showing your affections toward someone you are romantically involved with or would like to be.  It can also be a time to show appreciation for your friends and family member(s).

Sometimes these tokens of affection are given anonymously.  As I ruminate on this anonymous idea, I can’t help think of the fact that when we share our love for others, we should do it, not anonymously, but instead without expectation.  It can be hard to love someone unlovable.  Yet those are the ones that need it the most.  It can hurt when you love and it doesn’t come back to you the way you had hoped.  If you don’t express it, though, it hurts you and the other person even more.

Is it possible to love unconditionally?  The perfect example of unconditional love is that of Jesus Christ.  He loves us, and do we love Him back? Some do, and some don’t, but that doesn’t mean He doesn’t still love us.  How about parent, child, spouse, sibling… any one of these relationships that you are experiencing deem unlovable?  Can you love unconditionally?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.