Selfless Love

A while ago I saw this video on Facebook called “Blind Devotion“, and I think I’ve been seeing this kind of blind devotion in and around my life too.

2 weeks ago I had a test and had to study for my practical which was a week after. Busy with other stuff in addition to studying, I couldn’t afford to spend the little time I had on cooking or washing the dishes although I would do it reluctantly anyway when I had to. I remember one time my boyfriend came over, made dinner for us, and washed dishes as he sang away in the kitchen while I was in my room studying. Him doing that made my heart very, very warm, and I remember feeling oh, so loved in that moment :’)

Fast forward to 2 weeks later, and it’s the first weekend of spring break. My family and I went to watch The Illusionists, and during intermission, my mom had expressed that we didn’t have any programs. I quickly told my parents that we should go back inside before the 2nd half of the show starts, and as my mom and I made our way to the door, we realized my dad wasn’t behind us. Confused, we stood there looking for him but couldn’t find him. We thought maybe he had gone to the bathroom or something haha, but after a minute or so, he appeared around the corner holding 3 programs. Though it was just a simple program, my dad heard my mom and went to get programs even though she never asked for it. Not sure if my mom saw through my dad’s silent act of love, but I definitely did.

I’m not too entirely sure if one would consider these two instances as the same as what was seen in the blind devotion video, but I think after watching the video, I’m definitely more aware and more conscious of these small acts of love that do happen and how blessed I am to have people in my life who love me. If anything, it has definitely encouraged me to love others more selflessly – not to look good or to gain credit, but simply because I want to love on people out of my genuine deep care for them – to act willingly, selflessly, and lovingly before being asked to.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and truth.”                                                                                                                                                           – 1 John 3:18

Selfless Love