Some people believe that love is all consuming, others believe that love conquers all and there are those that believe that if we all loved one another we could possibly achieve World Peace. I am not sure that I subscribe to these beliefs because I am not convinced that mankind is capable of loving so totally and unselfishly. It would require the highest level of Agape Love to solve the world's problems. I feel that love at the secular level is a reward earned through a choice that we make when we choose to love and be loved. Love is a very strong emotion that can make us feel good, help us to feel desireable, provide affirmation and give meaning to our lives. It is, however, an emotion that is made by individuals toward each other. Extrapolating from my own experience, love is an emotion that is willingly given to another human being in exchange for an emotion of equal depth. If we were capable of loving each other in the way that Jesus Christ loves us, then perhaps we could resolve worldly problems. I for one, believe that mankind is not equipped for this level of spiritual love, at least not in this life. At the human level, being loved is the end result of having chosen to be loved and loving another is the direct result of having chosen to give love. Love in itself, is no more than an emotion. The feelings that emanate after it is given and received are the rewards mentioned above. May we all strive for the highest level of spiritual love and may we all choose to give and receive love in our secular lives also.