- Bretta Durham
Unconditional Love...History of Easter
Our view of how we see people and things changes as we take an opportunity to look again.
Generation after generation we seek to find love. Is seeking to find love a part of our actual pursuit to find happiness; or is our desire to be loved a longing we have deep inside fulfilled as we ourselves love better?
Unconditional love is how we authentically love ourselves and others best. It is also probably the hardest thing we will attempt to do throughout our lifetime.
Unconditional love is something that can’t be forced, as by its nature it is given without conditions. Unconditional love is also something that is not always received as at times it may involve someone making a choice.
Unconditional love can be difficult to give, receive, or even comprehend on many levels as it goes against part of human nature, self-preservation.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. These are some of the ways that unconditional love (AGAPE LOVE) never fails, in other words it transcends.
The ultimate example of how love reconciles and remains is told long ago through the history of the life, death, and resurrection of a Hebrew man named Jesus Christ.
Celebrating Easter is a choice. Making that choice further gives us an opportunity to receive and remember a gift of unconditional love given to and for us that lasts beyond our lifetime.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever chooses to believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life. -John 3:16.
For those who believe...Easter is also the perfect and most extreme example of a new commandment given to all nations and people more than 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ himself. Love one another.
Following that command on a personal level starts with loving ourselves and branches out as we continue to love one another better.
Accepting the fact that we can live in a state of reconciliation, justified through the gift we can choose to receive through our belief in Christ, redeems us from condemnation.
Unconditional love, the gift offered to all of us through a relationship with Christ is something we can choose to receive not just in a moment but beyond a lifetime.
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