I absolutely love hugs! Nothing cheers me up like a good hug, or snuggling with one of my friends on the sofa. It’s not sexual at all – I just really love human contact! One of my love languages is DEFINITELY physical touch, and I get sad if I don’t get hugs every day!
I think that hugs are one of the best gifts that we can give. By hugging someone (and I mean really hugging them, not just a fake hug because it’s expected), you are giving of your whole body. Hugs are also one of the most vulnerable positions to be in. Hugging used to be a sign of trust – think about it. If you are hugging someone, how easy would it be for them to stab you, or choke you? Your arms aren’t able to protect yourself, and you don’t have your eyes on the other person. We’re completely vulnerable!
God created us out of love, and He created us to love! When Jesus commands us to love God first and foremost, and then to love our neighbors, a man responds with:
To love Him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Jesus’ reply is that “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” By loving others, we become closer to God! Why would we not want to share the snuggles?! Have you hugged someone today? Make it your goal to hug someone every day – it may spread the love!
Read about the Free Hugs Campaign!