Easter - 2018

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What LOVE is!

Jesus was asked; “What is the Greatest Commandment?” Jesus responds with, “Love the Lord, your God, with all of your heart, with all your soul, with all of your mind, and with all of your strength.” The second command is a close second … “love your neighbor as yourself.” To that the people responded with another question: “Who is my neighbor?”

In Response, Jesus tells them a parable about a man who had been robbed, beaten, and was laying on the side of the road half dead.

The priest & the Levite in the parable of the Good Samaritan had faith. The problem was they had no love. So they walked by on the other side & just left the man lying there to die.

But a Samaritan … the worst of the worst, half breeds, and Roman sympathizers … came along and helped the man, taking him to an inn to sleep and recover and then paid for his stay… then Jesus looked over and asked the question; “So, which one of these three had love?” 
Love is not a feeling. Love is not just faith. Love is an action. In fact, Love is the Greatest of any Action: Love Can be a possession: ownership

·      Love is Patient: Suffer without getting upset.
·      Love is Kind: Showing consideration.
·      Love Never Fails: Love will work until it is right.
·      Love rejoices with the truth: Rejoices in the facts.
·      Love Always protects: To keep a person from harm in the physical, the emotional, and in the spiritual. This includes their reputation, their spiritual needs …
·      Love always trusts: Confidence in a person.
·      Love always hopes: To see the very best in other people.
·      Love always perseveres: continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.
·      Love never ends: There is not finale to love.

Love is not a feeling but an action … when we respond and act with LOVE, we see clearer and we prepare to live in heaven.

You know I love ya, Don

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