Suffering

By Toni
@toniganzon (38504)
Philippines
April 21, 2011 11:53pm CST
Today is good Friday and yes it's a national holiday for most countries. It's the day when Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. It's the day Jesus suffered physically for our sins. As I was reading my daily bible reading in my ipad application of youversion.com, the phrase that i should meditate upon and explain further to myself is this question: Do you agree that "Deep love allows for deep suffering?" When we love somebody, be it in the context of romantic and platonic love and love among families, I believe that it allows for deep suffering. However, we don't mind this kind of suffering as love is more important to us and we are willing to sacrifice or even die for those people dear to us. What is your opinion on this?
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7 responses
• India
22 Apr 11
Yeah true love goes through lot of trials and tribulations, sufferings and sacrifices, because when you love someone deeply you would want to do everything it takes to keep them safe and make them happy.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
I agree with that deep love allows for deep suffering. We do not count the sacrifices that we do especially for the persons that we love. For example, our parents are working very hard to let us go to school and feed us. They even sometimes forget to buy themselves new things just so that they can provide us with our needs.
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@isloooboy (1741)
• United Arab Emirates
22 Apr 11
I agree with you point of view, "Yes those suffer more who fall in deep love" without pointing any relationship. Every relation is important in Love. People who says, "Everything is Fair in Love and War" I totally disagree with them because in love my point of view is, "I have to fulfill every dream, wish and requirement of my love with out demanding back". So love is always for giving not demanding.
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@toniganzon (38504)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
Yes when we love a person, it's something that is unconditional. We love the other person so much that we are willing to give all that we have without asking anything in return. I felt that kind of love with my first love and that same unselfish kind of love with my son as well.
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• United States
22 Apr 11
I believe that. I have only seen that depth of love once and that depth of suffering. I know to this day my grandpa would have taken my grandmas place if God would have allowed it. He never was the same without her. They were made for each other and without their other half they were not themselves. 57 years of marriage and never apart. RIP.
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@misc11 (384)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I agree with this as well, because if we don't suffer for or with the person, it is not deep love. I think that is one of the things that makes deep love. It is the depth of it and how much you are willing to do for that person that makes it so special. Without the suffering aspect, it wouldn't be deep love.
@moirai (1343)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
I agree. Because when we love, we put the needs of the other/s (whether it's our partner, family, or friends) before our own.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 11
Should love can bring happiness, but in reality, a lot of love that brings suffering. Everyone must make sacrifices for love, with sacrifice, to prove how much love they own. However, be very unfair, if that should be sacrificed just one person. It is true that many people said, love is a word that makes people confused, frustrated, happy, sad and feel hurt.