The Radical Love of God

Valentine’s Day was not all that along ago, and this is the day that our culture has set aside to talk about love. This is, of course, kind of love that can be expressed by gigantic teddy bears and enough chocolate to supply a lifetime of indulgence. However, looking at Matthew 5: 38-48, it is important to remember the radical nature of Christian love. It is a love that goes beyond romance, the people close to us, and even the people that are nice to us to include love for those who seek to do us harm. This is true Christian love – a love so radical that it can change the course of human history. 

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