Love is giving to others’ basic needs without having as my motive personal reward. (Bill Gothard, speaker and writer)

“I just love apple pie.” “I love baseball.” “I love ‘Star War’ movies.” We hear such statements all the time. How loosely we use the word “love.” Even when we talk about “puppy love” or “romantic love,” there is a sense of self-gratification. Our feelings are based on what we get out of it: good feelings, joy, companionship. The best kind of love, however, is unselfish.

Love is patient and kind . . . is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. (1 Corinthians 13:4)