National Bible Week 2012 – Day 7: Sacrifice

The greatest love of all, sacrifice. This is always talked about all over the movies and tv series. Maybe its nature is too good to be true, maybe not. Sacrifice is sometimes on a more common word is unselfishness, but it could mean many things.

Unselfishness is thinking about the others first before self. Maybe it is another term for charity, but charity and unselfishness are all different on their own merit. So where are we going?

God presented Christ as asacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood – to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished – (NIV)  –Romans 3:25

Charity is the bi-product of being unselfish. Charity is more of helping others without sacrificing resources that may cause of a loss on your part. It is more of an organized help brigade that you offer what is more of excess to you, not actually the part your capital. Unselfishness is more of an act of giving yourself to others without minding your own good. Sacrifice is a higher virtue of unselfishness; it is giving your life, or risking your life in place of the others. It is far higher since you offer yourself in place of the other people you want to help.

What you might do for your neighbor? That was God is trying to send to us when He was on the cross. That’s why Catholics and Christians were more focused in remembering God’s cross. It is the turning point of the whole world that Jesus saves us from our sins in replace on his life and soul. Definitely our lives are useless to others, people engage in taking other people’s lives yet Jesus offered his life to save all of us. He cleaned our hearts and He let us remember Him on that very moment where He was at the cross.

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