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The Christian faith is essentially about love – because God is love.
At Christmas, we celebrate God’s love for us in coming to share our human life in the person of Jesus. At Easter, we celebrate the depths of that love in dying for us, and its triumph over death itself in the resurrection. At Pentecost, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, ‘power from on high’, to enable us to love as God has loved us.
It’s as simple as that, really. The problem – in case you hadn’t noticed – is that we don’t manage to love as God loves us. As we celebrate the Advent of the Prince of Peace this Christmas, the world is filled with conflict. One hundred years after the ending what was referred to at the time as ‘the war to end all wars’ there is still so much violence, bloodshed and oppression in the world.