Week 45: Friday – The Food that Nourishes the Body and Soul

FRIDAY

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” -E.E. Cummings

“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” – 1 Timothy 1:5

 

If there’s a word powerful enough to change everything, it’s LOVE. It breaks the unbreakable. It toughens the fearful. It conquers the impossible. It gives light to darkness. It offers life those who are dead.

Love is the most important among any spiritual gifts. (1Corinthians 13)

We, Christians, understand that Love is the epicenter of God’s plan and ministry. Love, however, is not merely a word. It is an action word. Not a noun, but a verb.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16

When God said that he loved the world, he followed through sacrificing His only and beloved son, Jesus Christ.

In the same way, Jesus Christ expressed His love for the world by offering His own life. In addition, if we read and study carefully His teachings, it revolves in Love, which focuses on two points.

First, He teaches us to focus on loving God. This is the greatest commandment.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” –Matthew 22:37

He also commands us to love in the same way that He loved. (Philippians 2:4)

Second, He teaches us to focus on loving others.

‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ –Matthew 22:39

When Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors, he meant to love not only those who are close to our hearts but primarily those whom we treat as enemies.

‘But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…’ Matthew 5:44

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.’ –Luke 6:35

Jesus points out that to love is to be unselfish. Looking on the interests of others more than ours.

Start with your family. Pass it on to your classmates in school or to your co-workers in your workplace. Be a source of love. Spread it not only by saying it but also by showing it. Be it the heartbeat and the driving force of everything that we do.

We were born out of it and we were born with it. And the most excellent way to demonstrate it is the way of Jesus.

 All for Love (Most)


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