“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Love. It’s all about laying something down. Your self, your desires, your plans, willingly set aside that someone else might benefit.
We, then, as Christians, in seeking to show our love for Him and our fellow man, can follow His example of great love. It is doubtful that we will actually be asked to lay down our life, but we could be asked to advance someone else instead of ourselves, devote our time to taking care of a sick loved one or undertake a task that we would rather not do.
So on this day recognized for its celebrations of love, what will I – what will you – lay down in order to show love?
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