What Love Is

Two literary illustrations of love in action. Left: Sydney Carton going to execution in the place of Charles Darnay, in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (engraving by Frederick Barnard, c.1895, via JSS Virtual Gallery). Right: Humphrey Bogart (l) as Rick Blaine, with Ingrid Bergman (c) as Ilsa Lund and Paul Heinried (r) as Viktor Laszlo in Casablanca (Movie poster imaged by Heritage Auctions).

We all want to experience love, but do we really know what it is? And if we don’t know what it is, how can we give it – or receive it? 

1 Samuel 13:14; 2 Kings 23:25; Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 12:29-31; John 15:12-14; Acts 13:22; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 1 John 4:8

Click here to listen to the podcast: What Love Is

Music: “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner, The Soundtrack of Summer, Trigger Productions, 2014. The music video is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/raNGeq3_DtM.

Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.