Advent Calendar Door #4 – Jesus is…erasing the boundaries

Posted: December 4, 2015 by leighannegreenwood in Uncategorized
Advent Day 4

what good is it if we only love those who love us back?

God wants more than the natural bonds

he wants our love to do more than run around the tight circle of self interest

more even than that it should run around the wider circle of our altruism, if altruism means we get some kind of round about payback for love in the end

God wants us to love wildly and without calculation

God even wants us to love people we don’t even like, people we hate, people who hate us

Today’s reflection is courtesy of Emma F, with image by David Hayward and words by Francis Spufford.

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