highest and purest form of love, one that surpasses all other types of affection.
this word represents divine, unconditional, self-sacrificing, active, volitional, and thoughtful love.
1 john 4:8 says "god is love."
in the c.s lewis book, the four loves, agape is the highest level of love known to humanity.
"god is the best dad ever, and he's yours sam. and do you know what i just realised? that no father would want his daughter to be in pain and to be suffering with a broken ankle. a good father would do everything he possibly could to fix your foot. sammy, god healed you because he is your father and he loves you so much. wow."-my dear friend, micah.
"i love you, so much. always."-god.
i never want to forget what god did for me, and i never want to forget how much god loves me ever again. and i never want to forget the joy i feel right now. so, on my right foot, where my ligaments and tendon were once broken, and where veins were crushed and where there once was constant pain and discolouration, i am going to get the word agape tattooed.