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The Measurement Of Love

Updated on August 8, 2013

Whom do you love more, your Mother or your Father? asked by Aisha Jilani.

This was a question that I read and kept digging deep and deeper until I just had to answer, not in a sentence, but with a hub because as a daughter and a mother, I have my opinion.

I love my parents with an enormous love. I am here today because they stood up for us in our materialistic, emotional, and our spiritual needs. My father is resting in peace since 2005. My mother is being taken care of by my sister because of her health condition, but she is doing very well thanks to God.

I am a Mother also and I have not perceived differences between my own children's love for their father (RIP) and their love for me.

How do you measure love? Stay near me while you finish reading this hub and please let me know your interpretation of the measurement of love.

What is Love?

To know what love is, I have found the best and only definition in the Bible in 1st Corinthians 13. This chapter from the Bible has been used so much that I guess everybody should identify real love; actually if you have doubt being loved or even confused about loving someone, my recommendation is to read it and make it yours.


Love is love and has no other definition than what love is! That has always been my statement. Jesus said: "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you" (John 15:12).

We the people...we are different one from each other. Different likes, needs, goals, moral values, culture; simply different. But we are similar in that we are human with a spirit, soul and a body.

Our relations with each other makes the difference. The way we act toward our neighbor, who is who in our existence, and the approach we have with people; makes us treat them as the meaning of the relation. The quantity and quality of sharing defines the deepness in the relation.

How do we measure Love for our parents?

You will be able to measure it by Romans 13:9 ""The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

How much we love ourselves defines our love toward anybody, even our Father or Mother since it is one of the commandments embraced in Romans 13:9. In Deuteronomy 5:16 says: "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

Now I will answer Aisha Jilani's question: Whom do you love more, your Mother or your Father?

I love them both the same.

Thanks Aisha Jilani for an inspiring question. Blessings to you and all!

Have I told you lately that I love you? I will than dedicate the song below to my mother, my three lovely children, my dear husband, my whole family and my wonderful friends.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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