What is Agape?

Our Lady of Mepkin
Mepkin Abbey
Mary
Virgin Mary holding Jesus
Spanish moss
Trees
sunlight

What does "Agape" mean anyway?

Agape is one of the Greek words for defining love, the others being eros (erotic love) and philia (brotherly or familial love). Something certainly gets lost in translation with agape.

Agape is unconditional, unending, all encompassing, beautiful, radiant, majestic love.

Agape is the love that we receive from God, whether we want it or not. If we accept it, it fills our hearts and changes our lives.

You are worthy of the love of God.

You are worthy of unconditional, never failing, self-sacrificing, active love.

You are worthy of intentional love.

You are worthy of the love of Jesus, poured out on the cross, in the sacrifice of the Mass.

You are worthy of selfless love.

You are worthy of a love feast - what a definition of agape! What an image!

In essence, YOU are worthy of Agape. You are worthy of unconditional, unending, perfect, beautiful, radiant love.

You are worthy of Agape.