“Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.” (C.S. Lewis)

This quote stirs up a lot in my heart. For starters…

  1. Where does the value of love rest?
  2. What is reciprocity, and why might it be a hang-up?
  3. What about when love feels wasted?

The Value of Love

“We love because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

The Role of Reciprocity

Reciprocity can be a hang-up in a relationship if we love only because of the benefit it brings us or just to satisfy our needs and feelings.

God gives love freely, and so should we.

Wasted Love

Love is never wasted when our motivation is because God first loved us. Even if our love is abused or outright rejected, it is not wasted when it flows from God’s love for us.