When you hear the word unconditional, what primarily comes to mind? One might have heard of Katy Perry’s hit song entitled Unconditional; on one hand, others might claim to have given love unconditionally as a firsthand experience; on the other hand, others might confess to have received such. Regardless of how you would associate the word unconditional to different aspects of your life, you cannot argue that it has always been associated with the word LOVE. Since February is a love month, let us draw more on the One who loved us first, who enables us to love others… to the One who gives genuine unconditional love.
Love in itself has so many definitions, but the Bible gives the definite ones. As we read the book of Romans, we would like to highlight two definitions of love and retell our stories this love month!
Love must be sincere. Romans 12:9
The school year is about to come to an end – another year of fun learning, another year that we were given an opportunity to be a blessing and to speak words of blessing in the lives of these children. This month, we were joined by Valdez Charitable, one of our faithful partners. They are a group of doctors who supports Feed Hope in all its endeavors.
Sincerity is a by-product of genuine love, unlike popular belief that sincerity should come first in order to love others. It’s something that comes out naturally when you have genuine love…you don’t have to work it out because it will definitely be felt by the receiver as the giver exhibits it. It is our hope to make the children feel the sincerity of our labor and love, through the feeding of their tummies, and filling in their spiritual hunger through values formation activities which will establish their foundations.
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Romans 13:10
On the last week of Feb, our Bite of Hope scholars received an allowance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
This one tells it all. We don’t love someone and wish the worst thing to happen in their lives; loving someone is also hoping the best for them – rejoicing with them in triumph, being with them in times of defeat and uplifting them in the moments of anguish. We’d like to see the ones that we love to prosper in what they do, to hit their calling in life, and to live this life in the fullest. We aim that they become better everyday and become agents of better change in the people around them and in the future. These children are our key to a great future ahead, and we pray in our hearts that the goodness they receive would be contagious in their family, in school, in their community.
Each moment is given to us to lead people back where Unconditional Love awaits them. Not only during love month do we have the license to talk about love; in fact, every day we have the liberty to speak of it because we experience it day by day. As each morning brings new hope, each one delivers an everlasting message of love.