04 May 2009

Here Then Is the Contrast

There are those who sacrifice their own freedom,
their own health and safety, and even their own lives,
for the sake of others.

And then there are those who sacrifice others
for the sake of their own freedom.

But the Lord God shows His love for us in this, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, the Righteous One for the ungodly; that by His sacrifice we should be set free from sin and death. That by His death, we might live. He did not count His equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself and made Himself nothing. He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross, so that we who were subject to death might be raised up in His Resurrection.

As He has so loved us, let us also lay down our lives for one another.

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