Friday, May 8, 2020

All love is not created equal. There is a huge difference between selfish and selfless love. Selfish love is what we express and experience in most relationships. We do nice things for other people because we expect them to give us something we want in return. Our motivation in loving the other person is selfish in the sense that we are being nice to ultimately get what we want.

Selfless love, on the other hand, does good things for the other person without keeping score as to whether the individual responds the way we want. It doesn’t count the cost of how much time, effort or money was required because the goal of selfless love is the betterment of the other person.

Each year on the second Sunday of May we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a day we talk about selfless love because there is no other human relationship which better characterizes selfless love than that of a mother and her child. Mothers love their children regardless of what they look like or what they can do. It’s a love based on the incredibly strong connection which is begun at conception.

Selfless love, however, is not just for moms. It is something our world so desperately needs on every relationship level. A love which is able to look beyond ourselves to the needs of others. A love which ultimately, is rooted in the love Jesus Christ shows for us. If you’re serious about making a difference with your life, selfless love is going to be high on your priority list. Join us for our online service. Because of Jesus, you don’t have to be a mom to be a master of selfless love.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.