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Published: 15th of September, 2023

Last updated: September 15, 2023 at 22:12 pm

When Jesus walked on earth, He taught us not only how to live, but how to love, “Greater love hath not a man than to lay down his life for another.” Jesus didn’t deserve to die on the Cross, but He did it for us. And he magnified the commandment of the law, “love thy neighbor as thyself” by saying, “love one another as Christ has loved you, for greater love hath not a man than to lay down his life for another.”

Unfortunately, today, men’s hearts are consumed by hate, not love. It is fueled by greed, not generosity. Today, men call themselves Christians, yet worship money. These people think God can be mocked and that He who formed the eyes and ears can neither see nor hear. These people do not live by the word of God. They live by the desires of their desperately wicked hearts.

Because of this naturally sinful state of man, there are so many wars, murders, and other crimes in the world. Men willingly kill their fellow men for no gain at all. Jesus once asked, “what profit hath a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” But ironically, there are many who will lose their soul in exchange for a pittance.

Today, there are parents who don’t perform the duty of parents, husbands who don’t play the role of a husband, wives who don’t play the role of a wife, mothers who don’t play the role of a mother in their child’s life, and fathers who don’t play the God-given role they are entrusted with.

Today there are people who would watch their friends, family, or even children go down the drain, or go down to the slaughterhouse without parting with a few material things. People worship money and material things which will serve them no purpose and do them no good in the world. There are people with enough money to build houses for all the homeless, but who instead choose to walk past them casting a blind eye.

Learn to let go. Learn to give things up for the greater good. Cast your bread upon the waters, and after many days, you will find it back. For greater love hath not a man than to lay down his life for another. No, I don’t think Jesus would want you to give your life up hastily for another. But He sets a high standard in caring and generosity for us to live up to.

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By Patrick Carpen Sep15,2023

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