Rich Mullins, in weekend retreats he & Beaker ran, many years ago, used to quote C.S. Lewis’ definition of love:

“Love is desiring the best for someone else, and being willing to do something about it.”

For the life of me, my Google-fu is weak, and I cannot find the original source (which I’m sure has been paraphrased).  Even so, this is the best, most concise definition of love (agape) I have found.

Can anyone do better than this quote?

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2 Comments so far

  1. Pamela on April 25, 2011 12:13 pm

    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained” –C.S. Lewis

  2. Chris L. on April 25, 2011 2:23 pm

    Thank you, Pamela!

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