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Title: The Long Lesson of Love
Post by: lauriellen on June 12, 2012, 11:54:01 AM
The Long Lesson of Love
"God is love" (I John 4:16).

To learn how to love is to learn how to live. The lesson is a long one - but it is the great business of life. The Master not only taught the lesson in words but also set it down for us in a life His own life. To follow Christ is to practice this great lesson, learning more of it day by day until school is out.

Divine love has to be learned. There is natural affection which does not need to be learned the love of parents for children, of children for parents, of friend for friend; but it is not natural to love our enemies, to love unlovable people, to be unselfish, to return kindness for unkindness. We have to learn this love and it is the great business of life.

"Beloved, since God so loved us - we also ought to love one another" (I John 4:11).

J. R. Miller (1840-1912)
The Lesson of Love (1903)