The World’s view of love is a little different from the Bible’s view. As Christians, as followers of “the Way,” we are called uponto not only love Biblically, but also to transform our World to loving selflessly.

The World’s view of love is tainted. The World sells a lie which consumers absolutely love because of its “coolness.” Listen to some words from the last 30 years on the subject: “love stinks” ; “love hurts” ; “love bites” ; “it’s a heartache, nothing but a fool’s game” ; “love will only let you down.”

What does the Bible say? “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your sould with all your mind and all your strength.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Love hopes for all things.” “Love believes all things.” “Love bears all things.” “No greater love has one than this, that they lay down their lives for others.”

We are the “salt of the world.” We are to penetrate, transform and preserve the world. Our love should distinguish us. Our love should make others marvel at the God we worship. Jesus’ Kingdom is built on love, and it is here, now!

Does love hurt? Well, it ain’t easy, but it doesn’t hurt in the way the world tells you. It’s a good hurt, a hurt that reminds us of the difference we made in someone else’s life. It’s a hurt that moves us closer to our Lord. Its a glorious hurt that, when you really get down to it, is no pain at all.

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