Mas romantic daw kapag dahan-dahang sasabihin ang “I love you” sa isang tao. Pero mas nakakakilig daw kapag sa Tagalog ito sinambit, “Mahal Kita.” Teka lang, mayroon bang pagkakaiba kapag sinasabi ang mga katagang ito. E ano ba ang ibig sabihin ng mga lines na ito?
Love is a word that has lost its foundational meaning. Some people confuse love with a certain emotion or feeling. Basta masabi ng isang lalaki na mahal niya ang isang babae, love na ba iyon? It is not based on emotion or warm fuzzy feelings. It is rooted on something else.
Think about this:
What food do you really, really love? Can you eat that food everyday? Three times a day? Pagkalipas ng ilang araw, tiyak na maghahanap ka na ulit ng ibang pagkain na magugustuhan mo. If your love is based on satisfying an emotion or fleshly drive, it will soon become a dead passive feeling. True love does have its feelings, but is not its foundation.
St. Paul tells that the Bible has a clear foundation of what True Love is about. Consider God’s defintion!
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
Maybe you have heard this lines over and over but were you able to apply this in your current love relationships. It will be hard for us to say I love you if we haven’t really experience it at all.
This Heart’s day may we see the foundations of love grounded in God. That whenever we utter “I Love you” or “Mahal kita”, we are ready to give love to those persons without expecting nothing in return. We simply love them. That’s it! Wala sa paraan how we say it, its how we show that we really love them.