I don’t have to know a person to give them a gift. All that needs to happen is a meeting by chance. A person can be wealthy, middle-class, or in the soup-line and the deed of giving a gift will still be the same for me; because the gift that is given is for the soul.
Sadly, some people don’t realize that gifts are for the soul. And because of their spiritual blindness they are ungrateful when unexpected gifts are given to them.
It has been years since I have used the word agapae. But I wanted to use it in a short message to a dear friend. Since I knew I had forgotten how to spell the word I decided to Google it. I typed the following within the Google search bar: agodbae, agodba, agotbae and etc. Yet, nothing I spelled gave me the correct spelling for the word I so dearly wanted to use. I was becoming frustrated. I even thought maybe I had learned a word that did not exist.
Let’s just say it took me forever to find the correct spelling of agape, but, nevertheless, I found it! And I used it! Hip hip hooray!
c.1600, from Gk. agapan “greet with affection, love” (used by early Christians for their “love feast” held in connection with the Lord’s Supper), from agapan “to love,” of unknown origin. In modern use, often in simpler sense of “Christian love” (1856, frequently opposed to eros as “carnal or sensual.