TO LOVE IS TO SERVE. To say “I love you” is to say “I am your servant”. Servitude as a result of love does not have to be met with inferiority, shame, degradation, and/or fear when the love is true, even if it is not mutual. Jesus loves us this way every day.
Our “perceived” independence from God is what has caused us to view love as something other than what it truly is. We often feel that people have to look a certain way and/or exhibit certain behaviors in order for us to love them…when in fact, that is not love at all, solely because there are conditions. Jesus’ time on Earth showed us what true love looks like. A prime example is “The Last Supper” when Jesus (God the Son and Lord of Creation) served all of his disciples.
Let us look to Jesus for guidance on what it means to love and choose to be that every day with every encounter. As we choose love, we honor Jesus by paying homage to the life that He gave and continues to give us each day. And so it is…