Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”
We are laying down our lives, but it is not for love. It is for hate. It is for pride. It is for fear. It is for…. But it is not for love.
I am not so naïve as to think, “All we need is love.” We live in a fallen world, so not all have the capacity or even the desire to love, but for those who do… love. Not some happy clappy Valentine’s Day card love, but the kind of love that causes your soul to ache. The kind of love that has faith. The kind of radical love that brings you to lay down your life for another.
Please note: You do not get to choose who you will and will not love! Love.
Go and DO likewise.