Kirribilli Neutral Bay

Example of Love

Surveying the Wondrous Cross
28 November 2010
Mark Smith
1 John 4:7-21

Love is an (over) used word in our culture.  It covers everything from our feelings about a second serve of dessert to the deep affection we have for family.

Surveying the cross in all its wonders, we are forced to ask: ‘What word describes our love?’  The cross gives shape to love – but is our love ‘cross-shaped’?

1 John points out that at the crucifixion, we see love as selfless giving.  A selfless giving for the ultimate good of others.  & while we take comfort from that love, we are also challenged.  We who have been loved first, ought to love others in the same way.