greatest love

“Love one another. There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for a friend.” John Chapter 15

That is quite a heavy idea to ponder. How do I lay down my life for a friend? Very few, I believe are called to die physically for another. I think it happens in little bits and pieces every day. If you have a spouse, children or even a close friend, you know what I mean. Often it requires that I put aside my desires or needs, to care for someone else. I die a little to my idea of what freedom really means. My agenda becomes superfluous and selfish seeming when a friend or family member suffers and needs my attention. I might be lacking energy, be cranky or busy, but if I let go of that and focus on the other’s needs, I find myself dying to selfishness. And that brings me to life.

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About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to greatest love

  1. Jeffrey Rautio says:

    Thank you for such a powerful reminder of god’s love… His only son layed down his life for us, so we shall live! What a great picture of my aunties! Love, Jeff

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