".... you're in love, so in love, and love is all you're
thinkin' of, don't you know love,
that true love comes from God....
I love you, you love me, we vowed our love
eternally, don't you know love,
that true love comes from God ...."
Who is the greatest lover of all?
True love always costs dearly! God, the perfect lover, has given us, His beloved, the most perfect gift of all. "To ransom a slave God gave His Son" (an ancient prayer from the Easter vigil liturgy). God sent His Son to free us from the worst of tyrannies – slavery to sin and the curse of death. Jesus' sacrificial death was an act of total self-giving. Jesus gave Himself completely out of love for His Father, and He willingly laid down His life out of selfless love for our sake and for our salvation. His death on the cross was both a total offering to God and the perfect sacrifice of atonement for our sin and the sin of the world.