To the Beloved (the recipient of Love without conditions), Unconditional Love offers roots and wings: Roots give sense of self (which is the foundation of wholesome confidence and character) and identity (the ultimate reliance on a good heritage), and wings give a sense of independence (to act responsibly without restrictions of fear-based rules) and freedom (to be what the beloved was designed to be).
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. – John 15:12
Nevertheless, there is a space in between the roots and the wings, and across this space encouragement comes – empowering others to believe in themselves, the challenge towards transcendence, the awareness of the responsibility to heal and to redeem. When we understand this, we understand our own preciousness and blessedness.
The more we give without expecting anything in return, the closer we get to giving the gift of true unconditional love – Chris Lumpkin