Thursday, December 17, 2009

Love that "seeketh not her own"

"It will be seen that the glory shining in the face of Jesus is the glory of self-sacrificing love. In the light from calvary it will be seen that the law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven; that the love which "seeketh not her own" has its source in the heart of God: and that in the meek and lowly One is manifested the character of Him who dwelleth in the light which no man can approach unto."

Desire of Ages pg 20

When I think about the birth Christ I am blown away, astonished, amazed - but not as I should be. The self-sacrificing love that shines down from that one event of history is just as dazzling bright today as it was then. Blindingly bright even. Those that contemplate this love's brightness are blinded to their own petty wants, desires and dreams. I want this self-sacrificing love -this love that gives not to receive, loves the unlovable, and dies that others may live.

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