Immediately when I think about what is pure love, there is no question that I understand Heavenly Father’s love as the most legitimate love of all. It is unconditional, never disappoints.
And by saying this I mean that true, pure and crystal love is unconditional, seeking perfection. It means that you would suffer rather than to make suffer. It means that you would rather concern about what is better for the other person even if this does not include you in her life.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 perseveres. " - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"The most important commandment," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:29-31
To love someone with beauty and purity we need first to love ourselves. We need to fill our vase before help and love someone else.
We don’t need to be perfect to have pure love. People are not perfect. Very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they've had to work through them. Those that give up will spend life looking for the next impossible perfect, and, one day, will realize that they will never come.
” Love is kind and wholesome. To love is to give, not to take. To love is to serve, not to exploit. Many people think of it as mere physical attraction and they casually speak of “falling in love” and “love at first sight.” One might become immediately attracted to another individual, but love is far more than physical attraction. It is deep, inclusive, and comprehensive. Physical attraction is only one of the many elements; there must be faith and confidence and understanding and partnership. There must be common ideals and standards. There must be great devotion and companionship. Love is cleanliness and progress and sacrifice and selflessness. This kind of love never tires or wanes, but lives through sickness and sorrow, poverty and privation, accomplishment and disappointment, time and eternity. For the love to continue, there must be an increase constantly of confidence and understanding, of frequent and sincere expression of appreciation and affection. There must be a forgetting of self.” (Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle)
Love is all we all want and need. To love and be loved is the amazing feeling that moves us on life everyday, This is part of our divine inheritance of being children of God.
So why pure love is so hard to find?
It’s because we keep looking in all the wrong places.
Maybe we give and receive love, expecting that will be enough and receive back. Maybe we confound love with physical relationship. Maybe we look for acceptance, but end up with guilt, denial and loneliness.
Happiness comes from complete forgiveness of yourself and of others. Sometimes people we love make us suffer. That is because people are not perfect, they are trying like we are. They want to experience pure love like we want. Broken promises, broken hearts, betrayal, all this make us skeptical.
Jesus Christ is the forgiver of our soul and our Savior. Only He can help us to trust again, dream, and love without fear, transforming our broken heart and turn it into whole again.
Learn pure love is condition for our eternal progress.
“Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God. A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.” (History of the Church, 4:227; from a letter from Joseph Smith to the Twelve, Dec. 15, 1840, Nauvoo, Illinois, published in Times and Seasons, Jan. 1, 1841, p. 258; this letter is incorrectly dated Oct. 19, 1840, in History of the Church. )
Charity is the pure love of Christ. It is the love that Christ has for the children of men and that the children of men should have for one another. It is the highest, noblest, and strongest kind of love and the most joyous to the soul. (1Nephi 11:23)
We can overcome all our fears through pure love as we develop it.
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love". (I John 4:18)
I believe deeply that the way of peace in the world we live today, for everything, wars, dictatorship, governments and religion and ideal differences, is love. It will be pure, the way of love is the way of peace, it can conquer everything.
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Man, Love is all we need.