Tina Turner had it all wrong when she sang, “What’s love got to do with it, got to do with it. What’s love but a second hand emotion.” Love has ‘everything’ to do with it. Love is what runs our world, it is the fuel of all relationships and holds all things together.
The ‘love’ of God is farther reaching than you can possibly imagine! Think for a minute how big or how wide it ‘could be’. Think again, because you aren’t even close. The writer of Ephesians writes “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.” Clearly there is a sense that this love cannot be contained or fully explained, which makes me want to explore a deeper study into the word love.
The early church fathers understood that the essence of God was ‘love’ (agape). The word Perichoresis Continue reading