The Ultimate Sacrifice
March 29, 2013
Filed In: Faith
Today is Good Friday.
My thought for today is straightforward. Christ died because of what I've done. His passion was because I chose not to love Him fully. He suffered because I'm selfish.
Christ died for the Church. He gave His own life in exchange for the life of His Bride. He is a model for us as husbands.
My calling is to sacrifice for Alison. I'm to lay down my life for her as Christ did for the Church.
On a large scale, it's easy to grasp this concept. However, on a smaller level, it's much more difficult. For example, it's hard to remember when I'm in a situation of conflict with Alison.
This call to sacrifice is my mission. It will take every ounce of my effort and every day of my life to accomplish it.
Today, I acknowledge where I've failed as a husband. I admit where I've failed as a man. Today, I have the example of the cross. I look up and see the model, the mission, of who I ought to be. So today, I'll love Alison more than I did yesterday.