Thursday, January 26, 2006


This "Sacrifice" series is about sacrificial love: what does that kind of love mean for my life?

Jesus said that the whole law of Moses, handed down by God, could be summed up in two commandments: love God with everything in your power, and love others as much as you love yourself.

If we point our whole force of love outward toward God and other people, we won’t have much room for self-centered thinking. And our thinking determines our behavior. So if we are completely occupied with loving as the main focus of our lives, our actions are bound to be the loving kind. That means we could do things for other people, without demanding any kind of repayment. It means we would put other people’s needs before our own and be deliberate about fairness and justice. We would be merciful and forgiving. We would feel a responsibility to take care of the children, the needy and the oppressed.

We would try to be like Jesus Christ. Loving others above ourselves, I believe, is the way to live sacrificially. It all fits together, and the key to it all is love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment. I like it too. I love you. IC

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