“The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God’s government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened.”  Desire of Ages

How different is the love of God compared to our human love.

We who sometimes try to coerce or persuade to try to get our way.

Even withholding our love sometimes.

Selfishness is something that I have to battle with every day.  It feels ingrained in my being.  A part of me that I wish to shed like a caterpillar sheds its outer skin to become a butterfly.

Indeed, only by love is love awakened.

How gentle the life that Jesus lived on this earth.  Showing the Father’s love and how we should treat each other.

God in the flesh walking among us.  Showing God’s love as only God knows how to do.

The Desire of Ages: A Classic on the Life of Christ

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