Todd Granger–The Name of this love is Jesus
This is the thirty-fourth of a series of Lenten devotionals by Anglican blogging friends. Today’s entry is by Todd Granger, found at The Confessing Reader
Excerpt: "Jesus makes this self-giving love a new commandment: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12), and by loving his own to the end, by laying down his life for his friends, he manifests – indeed he incarnates – the Father’s love which he himself receives. And not only for friends, for Jesus died for us “while we still were sinners” (Romans 5:8), indeed “while we were enemies” (Romans 5:10). See then does this love shown to us, given to us in Jesus Christ’s self-offering for us, how this love makes possible and animates our obedience to his command that we should love our enemies (Matthew 5:44)?"
The rest at Lent and Beyond-very beautiful