Hardly anything is more destructive than a bad definition of love.
We do more harm to each other in the name of what we think is love than we do with hate.
At least with outright hate, it’s clear who the enemy is so you can avoid them or defend yourself.
But, I find that most of the harm that people suffer, and the most devastating came at the hands of people we thought were for us and who were actually well meaning (to the extent of their ability), sincerely thinking they were loving when they were doing the opposite.
A guy who claims he loves a girl but is defiling her.
A parent who thinks they’re loving a child but is actually teaching them to hate themselves.
A person who think they’re helping the disadvantaged but is only further setting them back.
Me doing something that feels good or seems good that makes me worse off.
But, Jesus came so we’d have an accurate definition, to teach us Love that “does no harm”.
If you want to know how to truly love: yourself, your spouse, your child, your family, your friends, your neighbor, God, look to Christ.
“But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”