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  • Love is sexual
  • Love is free
  • Love is blind
  • Love is for the lovely

Love is a need

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to Him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.”


13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

We're trying to fill an infinite need with a limited supply

"After winning that championship (last season), I learned that much hadn't changed. I thought it would fill a certain [void]. It didn't. —Kevin Durant

At seventeen, I started to starve myself

I thought that love was a kind of emptiness

And at least I understood then the hunger I felt

And I didn't have to call it loneliness

We never found the answer

But we knew one thing

We all have a hunger

We all have a hunger

—Florence + The Machine | Hunger

"Perhaps this person hoped that through violence, through this violent series of acts, if with every murder leaving a person of this type hungry...unfulfilled. It would also leave him with the obviously irrational belief that if the next time he did it, he would be fulfilled. And the next time, he did it he would be fulfilled. Or the next time he did it, he would be fulfilled. —Ted Bundy

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

You don't just need love, you need perfect love

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in Heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Restoring Love | Love is a need