Let Christ’s Love Be Made Known!
Roy Glover, Knysna – The older I get, the more it amazes me just how much love there is about, and considering that it’s Our Lord’s greatest gift to us, I am equally amazed at how little organised religion concentrates on this fact.
For example, often if you tell someone you love them, no matter how long you have known them, they will look at you as if they wonder what you are up to, but that is what Our Lord told us to do.
I have known people — male and female — who have said they loved me, but who would never go into a church. To my simple way of thinking, showing love is true Christian love, as Our Lord commanded.
Oppose Cheap Love
So I cannot understand why organised Christianity does not spend far more time on this core aspect.
The media have made the word “love” cheap and linked it directly to sex and procreation. I believe our Church should firmly oppose the cheapening of the word “love” and explain that to truly love someone is to practise true Christianity.
If there was more true Christian love about, as given to us and commanded by Our Lord, this would be a far better and happier world.