The Greatest Example of Love

“Love isn’t just about chocolates, hearts, and flowers.

Instead, love is about action – radical action…”

I’m over at Everyday Ediths today, musing on love – the day before Valentine’s Day, and that also means, the day before Ash Wednesday this year. Explore the greatest example of Love with me at Everyday Ediths!

Everyday Ediths

This month, Everyday Ediths has been focusing on the theme of love.

When asked which was the greatest commandment, Jesus responded in Mark 12:29-31,

“Jesus answered, “The first is ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Love isn’t always the simplest and easiest road to take. Often, we are blinded and bruised by another’s actions, and our quickest, natural response is to retaliate. We don’t want to see another person happy, or excited, or even successful. Rather, we want to focus on making them pay for their transgressions toward us.

However, as we delve deeper into our Faith, which is so…

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