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Agape Love


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To love others well, we need fill our own emptiness with divine love that never ends. Agape love is unconditional. Agape is the kind of love God feels for us even when we don’t feel it ourselves.

As Anne Lamott described it:

โ€œYou were loved because God loves, period. God loved you, and everyone, not because you believed in certain things, but because you were a mess, and lonely, and His or Her child. God loved you no matter how crazy you felt on the inside, no matter what a fake you were; always, even in your current condition, even before coffee. God loves you crazily, like I love you…like a slightly overweight auntie, who sees only your marvelousness and need.โ€

I remember feeling that love in church 17 years ago during one of the worst periods of my life. I was a mess. Loneliness and grief had driven me to things that make me shudder, now. But God still loved me anyway.

I looked up at the Good Shepherd in the stained-glass window as he cradled the lamb in his arm. At that moment, love settled upon me, tangible love, as if someone had come behind me and gently wrapped a soft blanket around my shoulders.

Trust the Timing

God never left me. When I was lost, The Good Shepherd came to find me as in this beautiful song from Red Letters:



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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

18 thoughts on “Agape Love

  1. Beautiful words JoAnna, the Song is new to me.. And so apt… God knows us inside out.. And when we trust we receive.. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—

  2. Dear JoAnna. This is so precious. A very uplifting, heartwarming and well written story.

  3. It kind of reminds me of me, but I love the way you put it. It is simply elegant and beautiful. Love it!

  4. โœŒโœŒ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  5. Wonderful! A huge smile and a hug; it feels good to be loved! I like the way you composed this post with Anne Lamott’s quote, with your book’s quote, and your personal experience with God and feeling loved with all that tangibility and presence of his touch.

  6. This is a beautiful post, JoAnna.

  7. Lovely and wonderful news is always good to hear and receive, JoAnna. โค๏ธ Very meaningful, too! Smiles, Robin ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

  8. Pingback: Agape Love โ€” Anything is Possible! – DigiThanks

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