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The Spiritual Man, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

12- The depth in friendship and love

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jonathan Loved David as His Own Soul: I Samuel 18:1 صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يوناثان أحب داود كنفسه: 1 صموئيل 18: 1

St-Takla.org Image: Jonathan Loved David as His Own Soul: I Samuel 18:1

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يوناثان أحب داود كنفسه: 1 صموئيل 18: 1

You may have a friend for twenty years and for a certain word or on hearing false news, he turns out and changes and you say to him: Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love (Rev 2:4). But, about the deep love, the Holy Bible says:

Many waters cannot quench love (Song 8:7) .

For love is as strong as death. (Song 8:6). Love never fails. (1 Cor 13:8).

Whether it was love towards God or towards man.

Deep as the love of a mother to her babe... Like the love between David and Jonathan.

Love that follows to the cross, like the love of St John to Jesus. Love: Not in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (1 Jn 3:18).

The deepest love is the one that gives, even itself.

As the love of God on the Cross: For God so loved the world that he gave... (Jn 3:16).


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