It is in John’s gospel that we hear the words, “Jesus loved them to the end.” When you and I hear, “Jesus loved them to the end,” we can know that Christ’s love extends to all of us. This powerful, divine love is for all – whether we are obedient or obstinate, dutiful or doubtful, candid or clandestine, righteous or just wrong, and yes, whether we are Democrat or Republican. This is truly a love beyond all labels or judgments. Jesus loves us to the end.
Many years ago, I heard a pastor say: “Jesus was nailed to the cross. But make no mistake. The nails did not hold him there. It was love that kept Jesus on that cross.”
This message is excerpted from “Beloved Community” by Angela T. Khabeb in the March 2019 Gather magazine. Today is Good Friday.
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