So I was hanging out with some students the other day when I overheard this conversation:
BM: If you show me that dance, I'll love you forever.
BW: (mockingly) Why does your love always have conditions?
BM: (as meekly and innocently as possible) Because I want things.
It was a conversation in jest between two really great kids, but I loved it. When we fail at love, there is only one reason why: We have made love about us.
In church-speak, we always talk about God's unconditional love. It's a hard thing to wrap our heads and hearts around sometimes, because that is so rarely the way we love.
But, oh if we could...