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What Does It Mean To Really Love Someone?
How do we actually love someone? What does it mean that God loves us? What is the “Christian” concept of love? Why is it unique?
Defining the gritty, painful, crazy depth of love in two and a half minutes.
J.S. Park is a hospital chaplain, author, sixth degree black belt, ex-atheist, Korean-American, and follows Christ.
J.S. has a B.A. in Psychology from USF and a Master's from SEBTS. He lives with his wife, dog, and daughter in sunny Florida.
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Very interesting approach . Two notions be very intimate one another: love and grace but eitherway both embraced by the presupposition of cost. That’s, by my point of view, is the difference between the orthodox theology and roman-catholic theology-the parameter of cost. But what cost really is… Cost is an amount of money in everyday exchange routine, is a feeling i am envoked to seek in order to gain something sentimental in an emotional reaction in a life among people, but the cost as a an element of the God-human relationship is a very different thing, even if harsh one!. In Old Testament a lot of references are applied as in Job book. Consider the pain of this man, in the frame of his test-tornment, the grace wiil recieve must firtsly be paid in terms of pain and torture. That’s a cost consideration without doubt…but concider the other one: pain and humiliation may be part of his choise to elevate his spirit into grace. There is of course the conception of the purification of the soul in order to achieve high goals, nevertheless the problematic of a God-merchendiser and a God-pain Lover is solved by the purification path choise of man. That might be the aspect-solution of God’s love definition: a purification of the exiting being!