El amor de Cristo

Pregunta: “¿Qué es el amor de Cristo?”

Respuesta: 
La frase “el amor de Cristo,” diferente a “el amor por Cristo,” se refiere al amor que Él tiene hacia la humanidad. Su amor puede ser descrito brevemente como Su consentimiento para actuar en nuestro mejor interés, especialmente en satisfacer nuestra mayor necesidad, a pesar de haberle costado todo, y aunque éramos totalmente indignos de tal amor.

Aunque Jesucristo, siendo Dios por naturaleza, existió desde el principio de los tiempos con Dios el Padre (Juan 1:1) y el Espíritu Santo, Él dejó voluntariamente Su trono (Juan 1:1-14) para hacerse hombre, y así poder pagar el castigo por nuestros pecados, para que no tuviéramos que pagarlo nosotros por toda la eternidad en el lago de fuego (Apocalipsis 20:11-15). Porque el pecado de la humanidad ha sido pagado por nuestro Salvador Jesucristo, quien jamás pecó, Dios, quien es justo y santo, puede ahora perdonar nuestros pecados cuando aceptamos el pago de Jesucristo como nuestro (Romanos 3:21-26). Por tanto, el amor de Cristo es mostrado al haber dejado Su hogar en el cielo, donde era adorado y honrado como Él merece, para venir al mundo en forma de hombre, donde Él sería ridiculizado, traicionado, golpeado, y crucificado en una cruz para pagar el castigo por nuestro pecado, resucitando nuevamente de los muertos al tercer día. Él consideró nuestra necesidad de un Salvador de nuestro pecado y su castigo, como más importante que Su propia vida y comodidad (Filipenses 2:3-8).

Algunas veces la gente ofrece voluntariamente su vida por aquellos que consideran ser dignos de ello – un amigo, un familiar, otras personas “buenas” – pero el amor de Cristo va más allá de eso. El amor de Cristo se extiende hasta aquellos que son los más indignos. Él voluntariamente llevó el castigo de aquellos que lo torturaron, lo odiaron y se revelaron en Su contra, a quienes Él no les importaba, aquellos que eran los más indignos de Su amor (Romanos 5:6-8). ¡Él dio todo lo que podía dar por aquellos que menos lo merecían! Entonces, el sacrificio es la esencia del amor santo, llamado el amor ágape. Este es un amor como el de Dios, no un amor como el del hombre (Mateo 5:43-48).

Este amor que Él demostró por nosotros en la cruz es sólo el principio. Cuando ponemos nuestra confianza en Él como nuestro Salvador, ¡Él nos hace hijos de Dios, y co-herederos con Él! Él viene a morar dentro de nosotros a través de Su Espíritu Santo, prometiendo que nunca nos dejará ni nos desamparará (Hebreos 13:5-6). Por tanto, tenemos a un amado compañero de por vida. Y sin importar por lo que pasemos, Él está ahí, y Su amor está siempre disponible para nosotros (Romanos 8:35). Pero así como Él reina legítimamente como un Rey benevolente en el cielo, necesitamos darle la posición que Él merece también en nuestras vidas, la de Maestro y no solamente de compañero. Es solo entonces, cuando experimentaremos la vida que Él quiso que viviéramos en la llenura de Su amor (Juan 10:10b)

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You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

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The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

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Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

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