What is love?
Love is the free self-giving of the heart.
To have a heart full of love means
to be so pleased with something that one emerges from oneself and
devotes oneself to it. A musician can devote himself to a masterpiece. A
kindergarten teacher can be there wholeheartedly for her charges. In
every friendship there is love.
The most beautiful form of love on earth, however, is the love between
man and woman, in which two people give themselves to each other
forever. All human love is an image of divine love, in which all love is
at home. Love is the inmost being of the Triune God. In God there is
continual exchange and perpetual self-giving. Through the overflowing of
divine love, we participate in the eternal love of God. The more a
person loves, the more he resembles God. Love should influence the whole
life of a person, but it is realized with particular depth and
symbolism when man and woman love one another in marriage and become
“one flesh” (Gen 2:24).
Reprinted from Catechism in a Year (http://www.flocknote.com/catechism)