One of my favorite definitions of ‘love’ comes from M. Scott Peck. He said that love is the willingness to give of your time, energy, and money to help another person grow. It has become my operating principle in life.
Sometimes this definition of love requires sacrifice.
What Kind of Sacrifice?
Now, I am not talking about the dictionary definition that says ‘sacrifice’ is “an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure.”
I’m talking about another dictionary definition, namely that ‘sacrifice’ is “an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.”