“A life has value according to how much love it has.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Where is the love?
It is a common question. It is the type of question that causes the common Christian to ponder whether he or she has truly loved like Christ. Then, after considering the question further, it is the type of question that causes one to ask whether the love that was shared spread beyond a comfort zone or a social status.
Bonhoeffer said that the living has value according to the amount of loving that stems from that living. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote an entire book that encapsulated a series of his sermons called Strength to Love. Francis Chan wrote a famous and sensational book on Christianity called Crazy Love.
Love is a major topic in the realm of Christianity. The Christian must ask if he or she has really loved like Christ. When called upon, was the Christian’s answer full of love? Did the Christian act out of love? Did the Christian speak with love in his or her tone? Could someone else sense his or her genuine love? It’s the question of the day.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:5 (KJV)