The giving of one’s best
The giving of one’s most precious possession out of love is revealed in Jesus; God’s extravagant gift for us and for the world.
Henri Nouwen, renowned pastor, theologian, and spiritual writer, says it like this: Jesus is God for us; God with us; God within us. Jesus is God giving himself completely; pouring himself out for us without reserve. Jesus doesn’t hold back or cling to his own possessions. He gives all there is to give. “Eat, drink, this is my body, this is my blood… this is me for you!”
Jesus, the Lamb of God, becomes food for us.
When we receive Jesus into ourselves, he becomes our sustenance. We are transformed and become lambs of God. Giving ourselves for the sake of others.
We follow Jesus’ lead, which can take us into some pretty dangerous territory in this world. Like innocent lambs, not rushing in with power and authority, but reaching out in compassion and love. This is the model of living that Christ calls us to follow.