Christian Living

Learning to Love: “Loving Myself as Jesus Loves Me”

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In learning how to love, I must learn to love myself as Jesus loves me.  Mark 12:31 commands us to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.  In your greatest moment of glory; at the height of your accomplishment; in your moments of triumph, God doesn’t think as highly of you as you think of yourself. (Romans 3:23) Now, the good news.  In your deepest depression; in the depth of your sadness; in the lowest of your lows, God doesn’t think as lowly of you as you […]

Christian Living

Learning to Love: Loving the Way Jesus Loved

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Is it possible to learn to love as Jesus loved or is it in some other worldly type of way impossible?  I believe the key to learning how to love as He loved comes down to perspective. The Go Pro Camera lets us go surfing, skiing, sky diving, bungee jumping, dirt biking, hang gliding and a number of other adventure sports all while sitting in the comfort of our own homes.  Ok, so maybe they haven’t let us do the sports, but they have let us see the world from someone else’s perspective – to experience the world from another […]

Christian Living

Learning to Love: What Does God’s Love Look Like?

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What does God’s love look like in action?  Do we automatically possess it from the moment we commit ourselves to be Christians.  Does it come from going to church and a quick read-through of the Bible.  God’s love can’t be conjured up.  How can we show something to others that we haven’t experienced in its fullest depth and breadth? Have you heard Sarah Bareilles’ catchy tune “I’m Not Going to Write You A Love Song”?  I like it because it’s a cheeky and rebellious, while still passing as a catchy pop song.  Rebellious?  Okay, so she’s not starting a revolution.  […]