On the Walk to Emmaus the love of God for his children is demonstrated in many ways. From the initial “welcome” to the Walk Weekend to the final “closing” of the weekend activities the presence of God’s love is undeniable. In the Emmaus Walk this love is called Agape.
Agape is the Greek word for love at its ultimate. Agape love is not like a brotherly love or a love between a husband and a wife. It is the most self-sacrificing love that there is. This type of love is the love that God has for His own children. Agape love is that which is always associated with the love of God.
There are many uses of Agape when speaking of God’s love in the Bible such as: John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love (agape) does not know God, because God is love (agape).” Romans 5:5 “and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love (agape) has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”