One of my favorite Bible verses is:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16
This past Sunday on our way home from church, we were driving down the highway, when we came upon a car crash. Colter blogged about the accident on his blog. The way people acted after the crash really reminded me of 1 John 3:16. I’m glad I’m a Christian and I want to have the chance to lay down my life for my brothers as God says to.
I asked Mom what it meant to lay down your life for your brothers. She said laying down your life for your brothers doesn’t always mean running into a fire to search for people. It can simply mean putting their interests before your interests. I think running into a fire to search for people is probably easier.