Everyone longs for love. Who could possibly be against it? Love seems uncontroversial: the modern-day equivalent of ‘motherhood and apple pie’.
However, might love be far more controversial – far more disruptive – than we think? Jesus was the only human to love perfectly. His love included friend and foe and was the cause of His death.
Just Love uses the Gospel readings for Lent to explore how Jesus loved, and why this love led Him to the cross. It draws out the implications of His transforming love for our individual lives, for our life as a community and even for our economic order.
Drawing on decades of inner-city ministry, the authors show that ‘Christlike love’ is more than just a compelling idea. It is a powerful reality that can enable people to live out God’s just love in the most challenging of neighbourhoods.
Just Love is an invitation to delve into the biblical texts and experience that reality in every context. It will make for a fascinating, challenging study during Lent, or at any time of year.