Is there such a thing as agape love?
Agape love does not come naturally to us. Because of our fallen nature, we are incapable of producing such a love. If we are to love as God loves, that love—that agape —can only come from its Source.
What is the meaning of Agape in the New Testament?
The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love. Unlike our English word love, agape is not used in the New Testament to refer to romantic or sexual love. Nor does it refer to close friendship or brotherly love, for which the Greek word philia is used.
What do you make at Agape every day?
Every day begins with fresh whole ingredients carefully prepared for each dish, spread and sauce. We invite you to stop by to create your new favorite pita, salad or bowl and experience all the flavors of Agapé.
What does Agape do for people with disabilities?
From our grassroots beginning, Agape has focused on promoting independence, dignity and respect for individuals with disabilities. We firmly believe in supporting individuals in building a life within their community and fostering their individualized rights to live their dreams. Read more… Help Agape support our mission.
Is the feeling of agape a feeling or a feeling?
It is not a feeling; it’s a motivation for action that we are free to choose or reject. Agape is a sacrificial love that voluntarily suffers inconvenience, discomfort, and even death for the benefit of another without expecting anything in return.
When do you need Agape and Eros in marriage?
Eros is a vital component of marriage, but it can’t sustain a marriage over the long haul. After 12–18 months, you better have something richer and more profound than eros. You also need phileo and, above all, agapē.