Message of the Day: A New Way of Love

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A Daily Spiritual Seed
Shalom Place
May 2, 2013

Message of the Day

Let us beware of rebellion against the Lord. Circumstances are of his choosing, because He wants to bless us, to lead us (even through the wilderness) out of Egypt, that is, out of ourselves. Settle the complaint with God, and it will settle other things. Be offended with God, and you will be offended with everyone who crosses your path.

– Elisabeth Elliot

Reflection on the Gospel

The Lord Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment – a new way of love that goes beyond giving only what is required or what we think others might deserve. What is the essence of Jesus’ new commandment of love? It is love to the death – a purifying love that overcomes selfishness, fear, and pride. It is a total giving of oneself for the sake of others – a selfless and self-giving love that is oriented towards putting the welfare of others ahead of myself. There is no greater proof in love than the sacrifice of one’s life for the sake of another. Jesus proved his love by giving his life for us on the cross of Calvary. Through the shedding of his blood for our sake, our sins are not only washed clean, but new life is poured out for us through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We prove our love for God and for one another when we embrace the way of the cross. What is the cross in my life? When my will crosses with God’s will, then God’s will must be done. Do you know the peace and joy of a life fully surrendered to God and consumed with his love?

“Lord Jesus, may I always grow in the joy and hope which your promises give me. Inflame my heart with love for you and your ways and with charity and compassion for my neighbor. May there be nothing in my life which keeps me from your love.”

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A Daily Spiritual Seed
Shalom Place
May 1, 2013

Message of the Day

“So instead of loving what you think is peace, love other people and love God above all. And instead of hating the people you think are war-mongers, hate the appetites and the disorder in your own soul, which is part of the cause of war.”

– Edgar Forand

(This is first and foremost how we help to bring Christ’s peace to the world. Let it be so in your mind and heart this day.)


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from the archives:

Noam Chomsky: The Gospels Are Radical Pacifist Documents

What Jesus Said About Resurrection (reposted)

Message of the Day: Love

What Jesus Said About God: Is There A Higher Power?

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5 thoughts on “Message of the Day: A New Way of Love

  1. Pingback: Redemption of the Prosecutor | Dandelion Salad

    • Chasfa — this is the break ! Bruce Cockburn sang in one of his songs ” everything is bullshit but the open hand ”. why would you want to mock the open hand of love ? what else is there ….? everything is bullshit …BUT THE OPEN HAND . this is a progressive blog . to be a progressive means to ”progress ”. here is a tried and tested way of progressive . why remain in the dark ages of unbelief?

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