For many, the idea of sacrificial love
seems too esoteric, too risky.
In one of his notebooks Dostoyevsky wrote of the joy of sacrificial love
made possible by knowledge of and community with Christ: "I define Orthodoxy not by mystical beliefs but by love of humanity, and I rejoice in this" (Dostoyevsky qtd.
Her parents, her brother, her sister, her extended family, her neighbours and friends the staff and students at her schools, her doctors and nurses, they all gave practical, abiding and sacrificial love
, as a gift, expecting nothing from her in return.
In fact, LGBT people provide a real model of the sacrificial love
that ought to be a religious parable.
However, the main reason is that the theme of sacrificial love
, which is so predominant in the seventh novel, is precisely the kind of love that we hold up on Maundy Thursday--Maundy being a contraction of the Latin 'mandatum.
, discoverable within all creation, became fully incarnate in a person, Jesus Christ.
Here, Granik portrays Ree as one crucified by her people for "preaching" her father's story, waking bleary-eyed and bloody-faced and -handed under fluorescent lamps whilst surrounded by looming Dolly men and women; however, Ree is saved and reborn through the sacrificial love
of her fractious, meth-addicted Uncle Teardrop, who adopts her past and future transgressions against the clan ("She's now yours to answer for") in order to save her from certain death, carrying her from the garage in Pieta-fashion.
His By Love Possessed (1957) is about a man's sacrificial love
for his community, and the film (1961), while changing some elements of the novel, manages to preserve that theme.
His obedient and sacrificial love
led him on Friday to the execution cross.
How have we seen the sacrificial love
of God revealed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
Ben Power has adapted Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet text to give us an emotional, tender and utterly gripping account of old age and sacrificial love
Still the parallels drawn between Eve and Sapientia as they lead to Eve's echoes of divine Wisdom's self sacrificial love
and to Mary as the second Eve helpfully conclude this section.