College of the Immaculate Conception
Conception Cabanatuan City
“What is Love?”
Submitted by: Submitted to:
Modesto T. Samonte, Jr Mrs. Brigida Charizma Navarro
BEED 3 ICT Instructor
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
New International Version (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not
boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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
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.
Love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and
attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my
mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to
an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It
can also be a virtue representing
human kindness, compassion, and affection—"the unselfish
loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". It may
also describe compassionate and affectionate actions
towards other humans, one's self or animals.
What Is Love?
According to the Bible:
This is how we know what love is: “Jesus Christ laid down his
life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our
brothers and sisters.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
According to Psychology:
“Love is inherently free. It cannot be bought, sold, or traded.
You cannot make someone love you, nor can you prevent it, for
any amount of money. Love cannot be imprisoned nor can it be
legislated. Love is not a substance, not a commodity, nor even
a marketable power source. Love has no territory, no borders,
no quantifiable mass or energy output.”
“KINDS OF LOVE”
Affection (storge, στοργή) is fondness through familiarity (a
brotherly love), especially between family members or people
who have otherwise found themselves together by chance.
It is described as the most natural, emotive, and widely
diffused of loves: natural in that it is present without coercion;
emotive because it is the result of fondness due to familiarity;
and most widely diffused because it pays the least attention
to those characteristics deemed "valuable" or worthy of love
and, as a result, is able to transcend most discriminating
Philia (Greek: φιλία) is the love between friends.
Friendship is the strong bond existing between
people who share common interest or activity.
Eros is a passionate and intense love that arouses
romantic feelings; it is the kind that often triggers
“high” feelings in a new relationship and makes you
say, “I love him/her”. It is simply an emotional and
This is an unconditional love that sees beyond the
outer surface and accepts the recipient for whom
he/she is, regardless of their flaws, shortcomings or
faults. It’s the type of love that everyone strives to
have for their fellow human beings.