May 25, 2016 (1Peter 1:18-25)

“Love one another intensely from a pure heart.” A Greek proverb goes something like this: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” No benefit to them, but benefit to others. That’s how love works. We shouldn’t expect to see personal benefit from love because love is not about us. It’s about “the other.” We are called to love beyond reason, to give without question, to sacrifice without anticipation of reward. In other words, let us love one another as God loves us.


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