Agape is the type of love in which the motive is to respond to another’s legitimate needs without trying to get our own needs met. It is love that is self-giving, not asking for anything in return (directly or via response). Agape is the type of love on which our lives are meant to run.
Agape in the Kairos environment is very powerful. Most of the residents/inmates on Kairos programs have never experienced unconditional, unqualified gifts. In doing so, they experience a tangible demonstration of the support which is available when they start to open themselves to God’s love and acceptance.