When I discovered the term agape for the first time, I realized that it is the best way to describe the way I feel about the world and people I meet every day.
I think that at a certain point, I taught myself to see the soul in every person and this became my life.
Agape (Ancient Greek) is love: the highest form of love, charity; agape embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends, that serves regardless of circumstances.
The best explanation of the term Agape given by Dr. Martin Luther King: “Agape means understanding, redeeming good will for all men. It is an overflowing love which is purely spontaneous, unmotivated, groundless, and creative. It is not set in motion by any quality or function of its object… Agape is disinterested love. It is a love in which the individual seeks not his own good, but the good of his neighbor. Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sake. Agape is not a weak, passive love. It is love in action… Agape is a willingness to go to any length to restore community… It is a willingness to forgive, not seven times, but seventy times seven to restore community…. If I respond to hate with a reciprocal hate I do nothing but intensify the cleavage in broken community. I can only close the gap in broken community by meeting hate with love”.