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We Must Love God Most to Love Others Best

We Must Love God Most to Love Others Best

My greatest desire as a father is to love my wife, our sons and their wives, and our grandchildren well. However, as author Jon Bloom notes, “The most loving thing we can do for others is love God more than we love them. For if we love God most, we will love others best.”

Christians Should Understand Better Than Anyone the Depth of Love Behind the Ultimate Sacrifice

Christians Should Understand Better Than Anyone the Depth of Love Behind the Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day is a sacred day to reflect and give thanks to these heroes who have purchased with their lives the lives we enjoy today. For Christians, It’s the greatest modern-day illustration of how much Jesus loves us and wants us to be free from sin, pain, and death.

Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

We need not choose between truth and love. In fact, we must not choose. They always go together, because they are both grounded in the same Source, or specifically, the same Person.

We Have to 'Abandon Every False Way of Obtaining Love'

We Have to 'Abandon Every False Way of Obtaining Love'

We have focused this week on the work of the Holy Spirit during Holy Week. Let’s close today’s reflection with the fact that the Spirit not only convicts us of the sins for which Jesus died (John 16:8), but he also participates in our forgiveness and restoration “by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).

Our Christian Witness

Our Christian Witness

Whenever cultural flashpoints are used to judge the faith of others, the same script tends to be followed. An appeal is made to the Church’s witness and reputation in the wider world.

How to Respond to Those Who Reject Us

How to Respond to Those Who Reject Us

We have been exploring this week the implications for Christians of our status as the “children of God.” Yesterday, we noted that if we are children of one Father, we are members of one family. We are called to love each other as sisters and brothers and to serve each other as we serve our Lord. Today, let’s consider a corollary fact: as the children of God, we are to love the world as God loves the world, whether the world loves us or not.

Martin de Porres and Habits of Love

Martin de Porres and Habits of Love

Martin de Porres serves as an example of how Christians should aim to live. During his lifetime, Martin was considered a living saint. After his death, many miraculous healings were attributed to him. Through discipline in prayer and faithful service, and by avoiding distractions, he strove for faithfulness, not success.

Christians Should Be the Remedy to the Loneliness Epidemic

Christians Should Be the Remedy to the Loneliness Epidemic

The church has the power to stop the epidemic of loneliness. Ask God to help you deepen your connections today—then seek to be the friend to others that Jesus is to you.

Christians: Love Is Our Superpower

Christians: Love Is Our Superpower

When Paul wrote that “the greatest of all is love,” he was not mouthing a romantic cultural idea. He was pointing out the supreme divine virtue that is strong enough to hold together our diverse, global movement. Love is our theological superpower in a world — and church — riven by divisiveness, hate, religious extremism, political polarization, racism, genocide, health crises, and poverty.