Love, Lewis, and a letter from John

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“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.  No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

1 John 4:7-11, NLT

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Seeing is loving

“we ought to love one another.”

 

1 John 4, English Standard Version( ESV)

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

if we love one another, God abides in us and his  love is perfected in us.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; 

for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen 

cannot love God whom he has not seen. 

And this commandment we have from him:

whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

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And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.”

 

 

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Love in words and action-weekend words

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1 John chapter 3 –Good News Translation (GNT)

(a letter of John)

16 This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us.

We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! 

17 If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God? 

18 My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

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John chapter 3 Good News Translation (GNT)

(the gospel of John)

16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. 

For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.

 

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“no fear in love”

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from 1 John 4:16-21, English Standard Version  Bible

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

We love because he first loved us.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot  loveGod whom he has not seen.

And his commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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In The Four Loves, Mr. Lewis explains 4 types of love-affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God

In A Grief Observed Lewis reflects on his own grief following his wife’s death after their brief marriage

 

 

 

Dear friends, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 

3 John 2 , NLT

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Weekend Words -1 John 5

1 John 5 NIV

 

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,  for everyone born of God overcomes the world.

This is the victory

that has

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overcome

the world,

even our

faith.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“noble beyond her years”- an update

 

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A Shining Spirit- Kayla Mueller

Today I am reposting a piece I wrote in February this year about Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker who was murdered while working in the Middle East. New information has come to light about her treatment while in captivity that makes her story even more tragic than it already was. And even while she was being subjected to such horrors, she was concerned about the teen-aged girls with her and “was like a mother figure to them.” If any of us are ever in such a horrible situation, we should be so blessed as to have someone else  care about us . Again, my sympathies to her family.

1 John 3:18
1 John 3:18

(the post from 2/11/2015)

I cannot think of anything else worth saying today other than to express my sadness  for and sympathy to the family of Kayla Mueller. On  the evening news last night I heard Kayla’s aunt describe her as “noble beyond her years.” I had never heard of Kayla until a few days ago, but her story touches my heart. I have a son about the same age; and like her,his work and passions have taken him all over the world. I cannot imagine getting an email like the one her parents received confirming her death. At only 26 years old, Kayla had already traveled to India, Israel, Palestine and Syria on humanitarian endeavors and in Arizona worked at a women’s shelter and with AIDS patients, according to the news reports. And in a letter she wrote to her family from captivity, she expressed regret that she was causing them pain. I hope the memory of this beautiful young woman brings some comfort to their grieving hearts.