To love is Christ
To define Christ, to catalogue, or to sort out the elements that gave Jesus his Christness, is to get as close to a definition of love as we may get. In those elements we have all the proofs we need, all the conditions necessary to recognize love in a world of counterfeits and pretended images. First, a death is involved, a sacrifice of self. Add to that humility, kindness, faithfulness, transparency, dedication, resolve, empathy, and an obligation to truth, not to mention a touch of the divine, without which love is not possible. Love is a living agreement between these elements, including those which cannot be explained. Otherwise love is a mirage, a pleasant fiction.