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Definition of love

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In the Bible, the most common word translated as ‘love,’ in the Hebrew and the Greek, has at its root meaning the concept of ‘giving’. True biblical love is not an emotional feeling, but rather a willful act of ‘giving.’ When you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense. Emotional love comes and goes, but a real lasting love is based on voluntarily ‘giving’ of our time, energy, money, devotion, affections, etc, to God and others.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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