Shae O'Brien is an English teacher, writer, wife, and mother to three beautiful girls. She takes life with a grain of salt and two spoonfuls of sugar! Please be sure to follow her on www.facebook.com/catholicmamablog.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Gift of Love

Good Friday...I know not all of my friends share in Christian faith, some in no faith at all. In fact, you may be one of them, and this post is not intended to change your mind...but you do not have to believe in a savior to appreciate what happened on this day, thousands of years ago.

There was once a man who believed He could change the world, through two simple things: faith and love. And so He prayed and He loved, day after day, through His words and His actions...even if it meant going against the laws of His faith or the teachings of the Pharisees...He refused to let His life stand for hate or for judgment. And so, as it often ends, hate and judgment found a way back to Him. While He could have chosen to live, He instead chose to love...love through His faith that His selfless death would serve a greater purpose than a life of deceit. 

And while in that moment we had no way of knowing if He would truly live again, it did not matter. Because how often does another human being love us enough to give their life for ours? 

This Friday is Good because of a man who chose to love. Simply love. No matter what title you may call Him in your life, it doesn't change the gift He was willing to give. So, I pray today that you find peace in your soul and joy in your heart that someone loved you so deeply...and maybe you will find faith that He still does. 

God bless you. 

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