Christ is so faithful in this. He is the perfect example to us. He gives us the true meaning to what love really is. The cross shows us in perfection what love looks like. We need to teach our children that…. love always gives. Love does not take. “For God so loved the world that He gave….” (John 3:16) The world thinks that if they love, it gives them the right to “take” what they want. This taking is “self centered”, but Christ’s display of love is totally “other centered”. It was a total sacrifice of himself to another (us). He did not consider Himself at all, but completely gave everything for us. May we perceive this deeply in our hearts, that every area of our lives is changed into a “selfless giving” to the Lord first, then others…. our husbands, our children, other brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, and to the unsaved. Lord, grant us mercy to “be” this love to give to others.