Does true love exist? a relative question for our mind and especially for our soul. “Nothing human is good enough to be loved, but every decent human being has some capacity for loving”.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." ( I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)).
Love is best seen as devotion and action, not an emotion. Love is not exclusively based on how we feel. Certainly our emotions are involved, but they cannot be our only criteria for love. True devotion will always lead to action - true love.
We can only identify true love and know when we have found it, based on the Word of God. When we match our relationships up to what the Bible says that love is –
and we are honestly prepared to make a life-long commitment to that person -- then we can say that we are truly "in love. " The three keys to that statement are:
We have to 1) look at the Word of God 2) be completely honest with ourselves 3) understand the level of commitment that comes with true love.
Love has introduced in the middle of the Bible the most divine and heathen singing of the beloved person;love . word that gave birth to the song of Tristan and Isolda, united in death by the same tragical shiver, the heart-bracking of Francesca da Rimini, the deep madness of Don Quijote, the sublimity of Ofelia, the spasm of Heathcliff, the painful inconstancy of Manfred, the sadness and the fly of Eminescu’s Luceafar; word that rise the human from the deepest sleep of the matter, that projects the steps to the absolute horizon.
A man who knows what true love means, accepts that all is made up of good and evil. He has the satisfaction of the most perfect love, but at the same time, he is exposed to sacrificing himself to mentain it: “If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificied “.