For I desire steadfast love not sacrifice… Hosea 6:6 Sometimes we mistake sacrifice (the act of giving up something of value for something else) for love. While love is certainly filled with gives and takes, it’s more about letting go of the things we’ve collected, the knowledge we’ve gained and the judgments to which we’ve held. It should be easy but we forget that Love existed unconditionally before any of those things. Love is not about giving up something. Love is about opening our hearts to receive the one thing that so completely surpasses all our understanding, that everything else simply steps aside.