I want a crucifixion type love

Many times I have heard, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25)

…But what does this really mean??

How do we love somebody as much as God loves all of His people? How do we measure up to God sacrificing his only son for our good? How are we, weak, sinful, human beings supposed to reflect the greatest love of all?

Poet Brent Rice has written a powerful piece expressing how he wants a crucifixion type love. Check it out!

Check out the written version of this here!

“In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.’ (1 Jn 4:9). Here is love at its source. Love is the gift of self. It means emptying oneself to reach out to others. In a certain sense, it means forgetting oneself for the good of others. Authentic human love reflects within itself the logic of the divine. In this perspective, the duty of conjugal fidelity can be fully grasped. “You are everything to me, I give myself totally to you, forever”: this is the commitment that springs from the heart of every person who is sincerely in love.” – Pope John Paul II

God bless,

Mystical Rose

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23 thoughts on “I want a crucifixion type love

  1. sapphiresthoughts

    Reblogged this on Sapphire's Thoughts and commented:
    This is what I call spoken Word!

  2. Habemus Papam!

    I had never actually thought of the actual implications of this scripture. its actually a huge deal that Christ calls husbands to love their wives in this way… what about how wives should love their husbands?

  3. Mystical Rose

    “Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.?” Ephesians 5:24… was really unsure whether to post this scripture as so many people take it the wrong way. hmm…maybe a blog next week?

  4. [...] I was planning to write my blog this week in response to a comment on my last weeks blog I want a crucifixion type love. Habemus Papam raised the question how should wives love their [...]

  5. can i please get the written version of ” i want a crucifixion type love by Brent Rice”

  6. Can I please get the written version of ” I want a crucifixion type love-brent rice”

  7. Please post the written version

  8. Mystical Rose

    Hi sorry only just saw these comments!! yup i will put the written up for you asap :)

  9. I’m trying to get the written version please post it or send it,please, I know its long but please post

  10. Mystical Rose

    Ok I will post it tomorrow as it is not saved on the computer I am using. Thanks :)

  11. Will be waiting for the written version x

  12. May I please have the written version of this. PLease please please. LT.mqingwana@gmail.com

  13. Can I get a written version of this please.

  14. [...] Hi everyone sorry it has taken me so long to get this up! This is the written version of Crucifixion type love by Brent Rice from my post earlier this year ‘I want a crucifixion type love.’ [...]

  15. Mystical Rose

    Hi I have posted the written version! sorry about any typos

  16. I would like for you to send the written poem to be sent to my email adress given above

  17. Plz email me the poem

  18. I would love the written out version please! So inspired

  19. Lamb Among Wolves

    Hey Lucy! Click this link for the written version: http://faithbook.co.nz/2012/07/02/i-want-a-crucifixion-type-love-written/
    God Bless :)

  20. OMG am taken. I am a poet bt this is just on some level.

  21. Can you plz send me the writen vision of that poem

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