Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 11 – 17 February 2018
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
– John 3:16
14 February 2018 is coming fast. That day will be a two-in-one event: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with celebrating love on that day, considering the occasion of the day, it should also be noted that it is a day of sacrifice and reflection, after all, the greatest love story in humankind traces back to Christ.
Humankind fell into sin when Adam and Eve violated God’s rule on the forbidden tree. Soon, death swept into this world. From there, God has set His plan of salvation which all culminated into the cross of Christ and His resurrection.
The love of Christ for all of us is manifested in three ways: First, He loved everyone and died for everyone so that everyone will be saved. Second, He loved us unconditionally, no matter what we are, or what we look like, or what we have done. Finally, His death showed that He is willing to give up everything for our salvation. What is now left to us is to accept and follow Him, leaving our sins behind to receive salvation in His name.
This week, as we celebrate the love week, let us remember the love story that made it all possible: The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that defined what true love is.
The greatest love story is told on the cross.