Love is an ambiguous concept. It can be mushy, a cliché, or shallow. As Christians, however, we look to the perfect example of true love: love seen and experienced by our fore-runners in the faith through the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This is not love that sends a card from a distance; this is love that dwells among us. The love seen in Jesus is not afraid live in the midst of the messiness of the world, to encounter brokenness, or to allow us to express our deepest desires for violence and vengeance. Even though there is a part of us willing to drive Jesus to his death, it is a love that cannot be crushed, that will not be killed. It is a love that grows up out of those dark depths to blossom ever more fully.
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John 3:16 Romans 5:6-11