Sunday, September 12th
Ephesians 5:1-7 A comparison is made between the love of God (and consequently the love of his people) to the love that the world shows. God's love is sacrificial and pure. It gives without the expectation of getting something back. The love of the world is a "giving to get" or a compassion that is born of pity or out of the idea that there is something they will get (power, affirmation, money, returned love) back for what they give. Unconditional love is what God offers and it is what we, as Christians should offer to a broken, hurting world.