Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT): Living a Life of Love

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT): Living a Life of Love
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
Comment:

Our lives should be controlled by the loving impulse of the Holy Spirit, and in that impulse we should strive to imitate God in love, just as Christ "loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us." Our lives, then, should reflect moments of loving sacrifice.  What does self-sacrificial love in the modern world look like? That is a question with a very personal answer, for each of us are called to love in unique ways dictated by the context of our lives. Knowing the loving answer, however, is as simple as prayer. When we ask God to guide our actions according to His will, we are led to love. As we begin summer break and and bask in the gift of time with family, let us all pray that we, too, may imitate God and offer ourselves in love to others.