Sunday, January 19, 2020


Agape Love speaks of the most powerful, noblest type of Love: sacrificial Love. Agape Love is more than a feeling; it is an act of the will. This is the Love that GOD has for His people and that prompted the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus, for our sins. Jesus was Agape Love personified. Christians are to Love one another with Agape Love, as seen in JESUS’ “Parable of the Good Samaritan”.
In the Good Samaritan, is an example of sacrifice for the sake of others, even for those who may care nothing at all for us, or even hate us, as the Jews of that time did with the Samaritans. Sacrificial Love is not based on a feeling, but a determined act of the will, a joyful resolve to put the welfare of others above our own, but this type of Love does not come naturally to humans. Because of our fallen nature, we are incapable of producing such a Love. If we are to Love as GOD Loves, that Love, that Agape, can only come from its true source. This is the Love which “has been poured out in our hearts through the HOLY SPIRIT given to us” when we became His children, Because that Love is now in our hearts, we can obey JESUS CHRIST who said, “I give you a new commandment, that you Love one another. As I have Loved you, you should also Love one another” This new commandment involves Loving one another as He Loved us sacrificially, even to the point of death but, again, it is clear that only GOD can generate within us the kind of self-sacrificing Love which is the proof that we are His children. “By this we have known the Love of GOD, because He laid down His life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for all our brothers and sisters” Because of GOD’s Love toward us, we are now able to Love one another.
With Love to you all and all that heaven will allow!
Written and Photo Sir Richard…

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