There are several words used for love in the Greek language. There are two words in the Greek used for love that are polar opposites of each other. The first is Eros. This word is related to our English word erotic, and before it got its association with sexual promiscuity, it was used to describe the desire of a wolf for its prey. The predator wants the prey to die so that it can live; it would take everything from that other being to gain something for itself. Agape is the word used to describe God’s love (see John 3:16). God would give everything He has to see us blessed and fulfilled. What does your love look like? As Christians, we are to strive to love one another with the love that God has for us individually.
– Joey Alcala, Assistant Pastor