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Peace Beyond The Season

We must not only choose to follow the call to love our fellow man when we are standing around a Christmas tree. It does not take the flame of an Advent candle to give us the ability to love and serve. Peace on earth is not meant to be a short-lived fantasy in the holiday hustle and bustle. If we only seek to follow our call to love the poor, widow, and orphan under the mask of the Christmas season, then our offense to the character of God is rank; our motives are tainted, and even our acts of righteousness are defiled.

3 Ways To Practice Agape Love

In English, we have one type of love. We love our spouse, but we also love ice cream and we love our friends. Those are three very drastically different types of love. In Greek, there are four types of love: erros, philia, storge, and agape. Agape love is the Godly love that Christ talks about in chapter 22 of Matthew and chapter 10 of Luke. Unlike the other types of love, Agape love is not a feeling or an emotion; Agape love is a calling. Christ calls us to show Agape love to everybody we encounter. It is our duty as Christians to love on people as Christ loved on us. This means that you are still looking out for the best interest of your enemy or somebody you are angry with. Agape love is well outlined in 1 Corinthians 13. So how do we essentially practice Agape love in our daily lives? I have three tips that can help you get started.