Friday 18th of Aug

 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

John 15:12-16

As we meditate on this passage today, we might ponder what our love looks like. What kind of love do we show others? Does our love reflect this love that Jesus speaks about today? This “greater love” that can “lay down” for the sake of a friend?

Perhaps not always, we show this “greater love” to others. Nevertheless, Jesus invites us today to look at Him and learn how to take the necessary steps to have a love like his. A love that is not afraid to lay down and sacrifice the good of others and a love that is not afraid of the cost.

Lord, help us today to look at you and the love you have shown us. Help us to imitate your love with the same self-sacrifice and generosity.

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