Monday, July 23, 2012

Agape: not banking love for deposit or withdrawal

Writing in the Sand by Thomas Moore helps to fuel today's blog post about l-o-v-e, the kind that ancient Greeks called agape. Tom Rapsas writes "Greater than sex? The amazing power of 100 percent pure, unlimited agape" for Elephant Journal. He defines agape as "a love that’s distinctly different from erotic love or romantic love, as it exists on a higher, more spiritual plane. It’s the unselfish love you give to everyone and everything around you, while expecting nothing in return. It’s love simply for the sake of loving." Rapsas describes its divine source and unconditional nature.