Love is...

Love is the gift of self. It means emptying oneself to reach out to others. In a certain sense, it means forgetting oneself for the good of others.

"You are everything to me, I give myself totally to you, for ever": this is the commitment that springs from the heart of every person who is sincerely in love.

Pope John Paul II to Married Couples, Asti, Italy, 9/25/93

From the Catholic Perspectives project of the Newman Center at Caltech