What does Love mean?

February 28, 2011

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”

Throughout my life, I have tried to discover the meaning of love. What does it mean to love somebody? I came to realize that the challenge isn’t always about learning the meaning. Instead, it’s about putting that meaning to action by expressing it.

To me, love is selfless.

Love is helping when you’d rather do something else. Love is listening carefully to what someone else has to say. Love is appreciating the good instead of fixating on improvements. Love is being there during times of need. Love is giving until you have nothing left to give. Above all, true love is never ending.

Now I ask you: What does love mean to you?

Tom Beute

Written by Tom Beute– a Christian, barista, and software engineer.