The English Language The Word Love Essay

763 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
In the English language the word “love” has a pretty straight forward meaning, but we use the word in many complicated ways. The same word you describe your wife with is the same word you would use when you’re talking about your favorite TV show. Even though we use the same word to describe the different levels of love the ancient Greeks was able distinguished four different words for love and each one has their own unique meaning: storge, philia, eros, and agape. The first type of love, storge, is the natural familial love. I believe we experience this type of love because it helps us connect with our immediate families and our immediate family are the people we meet first. When discussing the marks of a true Christian the Apostle Paul points out storge’s importance in Romans 12:10 saying “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” When I think about storgic love my brother comes to mind. When I was in the 2nd grade my brother had graduated from high school and has had little involvement with my family since. After my brother graduated from college he moved away to California for a job opportunity, it’s now been 6 years since I have last seen him in person yet I still care deeply about him. Even though he has had little impact on my life the storgic love that I developed at an early age has helped me care for him even though he lives thousands of miles away from me. The next type of love is philia. This type of love is the strong…

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