What is Christian love?
[/FONT][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Christianity is more than just keeping the commandments or avoiding what is wrong or sinful or following the written words. It is about living God’s life of sacrificial and all-forgiving love. Therefore, it is not about doing the minimum requirements; rather, it is to go out of our way and give of our self completely to love and serve others, including, those who hurt and offend us.
Since [/FONT][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]true love is unconditional and selfless, true love goes beyond [/FONT][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]friends and relatives. Jesus tells us to (Luke 6:27-35) love our enemies, do good deeds to those who hate us, bless those who curse us, and pray for those who mistreat us. If anyone slaps us on one cheek, we must let him hit the other one too. We must lend expecting nothing back. We must give to everyone who asks for something. We must never [/FONT][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]divorce our spouse (Mark 10:11-12) and be merciful, just as our Father is merciful (Luke 6: 35-36). If someone takes us to court to sue us for our shirt, we must let him have our coat as well. We must walk an additional mile if the occupation forces ask us to carry their pack for one mile (Matt 5; 39-41). If anyone borrows something from us we must not ask for it back (Luke 6:27-30). We must be willing to lay down our life for others, including for those who cause us grave hurt; just as God in His Divine mercy sacrificed His life for those who hurt and killed Him.