By Sir John Templeton
The culture of agape, or unconditional love, isn't really unique to anybody faith. really, it's a significant underlying precept present in religions world wide. the concept that of altruistic love is person who demanding situations the non secular individual to like your enemies, or to like with out considered go back. it's a love that flows out to others within the kind of compassion, kindness, tenderness, and charitable giving.
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Extra resources for Agape Love: A Tradition Found in Eight World Religions
Nothing, not even behavior that falls short of the standards established by Scripture, can prevent God from loving all his children. One of the most moving examples Jesus used to reveal the loving character of God focuses on a shepherd with one hundred sheep under his care. One of those sheep has gone astray and is lost. To a modern-day, pragmatic businessman, ninety-nine out of one hundred would likely sound pretty good. Maybe even eighty out of one hundred would be acceptable as long as he can “write off ” the other twenty on his tax return.
When Gandhi died early in 1948 from an assassin’s bullet, this man of less than one hundred pounds had a mere two dollars to his name. The utility of satyagraha makes sense in light of the sociological research that many victimizers in society—those who steal or kill, who abuse emotionally or physically—were once themselves victims of physical or emotional abuse or neglect. Agape is too generous to leave such persons behind. It calls for an end to the cycle of violence. It points toward a different way.
F RO M THE HADITH Islam One does not have to look far to discover the call to agape in the Islamic context. ” Indeed, mercy and compassion are primary attributes of God, and followers of God are called upon to embrace these characteristics. The Qur’an contains over 190 references to God’s mercy and compassion. Ameer Ali, in The Spirit of Islam, speaks of Allah as the Holy, the Peaceful, the Faithful, the Guardian over His servants, the Shelterer of the orphan, the Guide of the erring, the Deliverer from every affliction, the Friend 35 Do you give something that you value greatly, something that you love?