What Is Love?


A Reflection from R.O.C.K. Club, Radford, VA

Love, in its purest form, reflects Jesus’ boundless affection for us. At R.O.C.K. Club in Radford, VA, we embrace and explore this divine sentiment, understanding it as the cornerstone of our faith and community.

The Bible, our guiding light, offers profound insights into its nature. A passage from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, describes in words that resonate through ages: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” This passage not only offers definition but also directs us in manifesting it in our daily lives.


What is Love: Examples of It in Action, Like Jesus

Jesus exemplified what it is through His actions. He taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31), a commandment that underscores the importance of empathy and selflessness. In John 15:12, He urges us, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” This is a call to extend grace, forgiveness, and compassion to others, just as He has done for us.

At R.O.C.K. Club, we strive to embody this in our community presence. We can engage in acts of kindness, from feeding the hungry to comforting the distressed, reflecting Jesus in tangible ways. By volunteering, donating, or simply offering a listening ear, we become vessels of His love.


The Importance of Embodying God’s Enduring Love

Moreover, love is not passive. It requires action – to stand up for justice, to speak for the voiceless, and to show mercy. It’s about building bridges, healing wounds, and bringing light into the darkest places.

As depicted in the Bible, it is not merely an emotion but a commitment to live as Jesus did. It’s a journey of patience, kindness, humility, and perseverance. At R.O.C.K. Club, we invite you to join us in this journey, to spread goodness in our community and beyond, embodying the very essence of what Jesus taught us:

“Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14.


The R.O.C.K. Club in Radford, VA, offers outstanding and compassionate Christian child care and tutoring. Let us tell you how you can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Call us today at (540) 267-3000. This month we reflect on “What is Love?”