How and Whom we should Love
Thu, Sep 12 2019 07:15
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The Greeks had four forms of love, according to C S Lewis (The Four Loves); of these agape love is the most challenging, perhaps. To get to grips with agape love, pray and reflect on today’s Gospel.
Jesus tells us that it it not those who are good to us whom we should love, but those who take active steps to do us harm: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” (vv 27-28).
We are called to love our enemies and those for whom we have no natural liking. Think about someone whom you cannot stand and reflect on the truth that this is exactly the person whom Jesus is call you to love, to do good for, bless and pray for.
This is hard teaching, but it is clear and unambiguous from Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus’s love is the sort of love that transforms the world, as well as our lives.