I have always known that I am loved
My mother’s love sustains me to this day
My father’s gentle presence gives me strength
In life I’ve never known another way
Only when we’re loved can we grow
The soil and gentle rain of nourishment
Tender plants protected from the cold
Blessed by love and every sentiment
Jesus in his day simply loved
Gave his life he said to ransom us
Ransom us from sin and selfishness
Gave his life for us upon the cross
Even as he died he said forgive
Forgive them for they know not what they do
The crucified has shown us how to live
In every single thing I do for you
26 March 2022
+ Jesus loved every person who came to him. He acted with love towards every one. Even Pilate, who would finally condemn him to death, was treated with honesty and kindness in their conversation.
People need to be loved. When we are loved we grow and we flourish. We can cope with life when we are loved. Being loved teaches us how to love. Love is the great secret of life, the power of life, the power for life.
All wrongdoing proceeds from people who do not know love. Jesus lived what he preached. He was the embodiment of the love of God in this world. In his Spirit we are now the love of God in this world.