“This is how we know what love is…”
1 John 3:16
Beloved of God:
A life lived in love connects us to that which is meaningful, purposeful and eternal. Life lived for any other purpose becomes filled only with that which is fleeting, momentary and meaningless. You don’t have to wonder if you are living life to its fullest. John said we can know that very easily. He said:
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each
other… [and] This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down
his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and
sisters (1 John 3:14-16 NIV).
Life lived for itself is quickly spent and withers. But, life surrendered to the love of God and neighbor is fed from an eternal source that shall endure forever. We too easily and too often miss this simple truth.
As we prepare for Memorial Day, we pay tribute to all of those who have given their lives for the sake of others.
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