The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim Liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;… Isaiah 61:1 NRSV El Espíritu del Señor omnipotente está sobre mí, por cuanto me ha ungido para anunciar buenas nuevas a los pobres. Me ha enviado a sanar los corazones heridos, a proclamar liberación a los cautivos y libertad a los prisioneros,…Isaías 61:1 NVI

The Love of Jesus the Christ

Sacrificial love is  self-sacrifice with the pure motivation to alleviate the suffering of others.  This supreme love is suffering love, love that requires involvement in the  knotty problems of the world, love that bears with the failings and weaknesses  of others, love that is committed to helping others regardless of the cost. We  have the example of Jesus Christ, who offered his life to redeem sinful  humanity, and Moses, who risked his life before Pharaoh for the sake of his  people. We have the example of the bodhisattva, who vows to devote himself to  save all beings and to accept their sufferings as his own. He regards his own  happiness as incidental to the happiness of others. He does not claim the merit  of his spiritual progress for himself, but offers it for the liberation of  others.

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Christianity. John 15.13

The position of love can be established when one  sacrifices oneself and gives oneself for others. Thus sacrifice accompanies  love.

Unification Church. Sun Myung Moon,  9-11-72

A man should share in the distress of the community, for  so we find that Moses, our teacher, shared in the distress of the community.

Judaism. Talmud, Taanit 11a

The believer who participates in human life, exposing  himself to its torments and suffering, is worth more than the one who distances  himself from its suffering.

Islam. Hadith of Ibn Majah

It is not always physical bravery that counts. One must  have the courage to face life as it is, to go through sorrows and always  sacrifice oneself for the sake of others.

African Traditional Religions.

Kipsigis Saying  (Kenya) We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the  weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his  good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written,  “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.”

Christianity. Romans 15.1-3

 Mencius said, “Those who are morally well-adjusted look  after those who are not; those who are talented look after those who are not.  That is why people are glad to have good fathers and elder brothers. If those  who are morally well-adjusted and talented abandon those who are not, then  scarcely an inch will separate the good from the depraved.” by

God is Love 1John 4:16


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