Speculations And Criticisms

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The meaning of unconditional love sounds simple.  Unconditional love means that you will love someone no matter what they do.  This does not mean that you do not see their faults.  You just continue loving them in spite of these faults.

Can you love anyone unconditionally?  It would be nice to say yes.  However, there may only be two cases in which a love can stay unconditionally.  One case is a love that a parent has for his or her child, especially the love a mother has for her children.  The other case is the love that God gives his children.

Parents can easily feel unconditional love. This love is built by the years of nurturing and caring for their children. This is especially true of the love a mother has for her children.  This love begins to build from day one as her children grows inside of her body and continues to grow as she does her best to parent them.  However, a father can also feel this love, sometimes just as intense.

God feels this love for his children in the same way.  He loves us knowing we are humans and we make mistakes.  He just hopes that we find our way towards his love and will ask forgiveness for any mistakes that we make.

What about the love of a husband and wife?  Can this be an unconditional love?  Many have often wondered about this answer.  The answer will depend on the people in question.  Some wives and husbands can love their mates so intensely that it can become an unconditional love in which the other can do no wrong that can not be forgiven.  This can include adultery and dishonesty.  Other marriages can not severe such events and although the love has been real it can not be described as unconditional and there are limits to what can be forgiven.

Can you love someone unconditionally?  Can you forgive any acts that may be labeled as betrayal against you? 

In an ideal world, we all could learn how to love everyone unconditionally.  However, this is not an ideal world.  Everyone is not are children or our parents.  We certainly can not live up to standards of God.  However, we can try.  We can try to learn how to forgive.  We can learn how to move on when people hurts us.  We can certainly begin to understand the meaning of unconditional love. Understanding its meaning is the first step to learning how to acquire it.

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