There is more than one way to say LOVE. The Greeks had at least eight different ways to say love, and those eight words are as follows: Agápe, Éros, Ludus, Mania, Philautia, Philía, Pragma, and Storgē.
A great wall along the entire border between America and Mexico will divide families and suppress the human rights of the undocumented immigrants now living in America who, under a Trump regime, most definitely will get deported—will be sent back to Mexico. It is futile to think that said proposed wall will ever be able to “mend” (repair what is broken in) America. The uncomfortable truth is that not even a good wall will make us—Americans and Mexicans—good neighbors who are peaceful, loving, caring, fair, unprejudiced, helpful, selfless, and impartial.
Love doesn’t get any nobler than agápe. There is no doubt that agápe is the highest kind of love there is. No other type of earthly love can come close to God’s unconditional, self-denying, long-suffering, kind, and supportive type of love.
Changing the world is the end result that the pay it forward social movement hopes to achieve through numerous acts of kindness. This goal is praiseworthy. However, it is ironic that a social movement’s occasional acts of kindness, often done by non-Christians and/or done for selfish reasons like, for example, ratings or viewership, can draw more attention, get more publicity, than the good works that the Body of Christ does on a daily basis.