A sentence that Joshua Lupbema, one of the chairmen at Gemeinsam für Berlin at the Transforum, said really moved me. The gist was this:
Peter bragged about how much he loved Jesus. Yet, when it came down to it, he betrayed Him.
John bragged about how much Jesus loved him. John remained by Jesus” side until His death on the cross.
You can”t construct a theology out of this, but what I became aware of was that it”s not our great or even weak love for Jesus that carries us… rather it”s the awareness of His deep love for us.
On this theme: the inspirational booklet, The Father”s Love, that personally formulates the loving affirmation of God, is going into its fourth print today. I can warmly recommend it for anyone who would like to be touched more deeply by God”s love.
And I am glad and thankful that, with this inspirational booklet, we can contribute a little bit to people being touched by God”s love.
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