Love Your Neighbour Principal Cheng 4-6 Sept 2013
What is LOVE? A profoundly tender, passionate affection, a feeling of warm personal attachment for another person such as parent, child, or friend.
What is LOVE? Faith, Hope, Love are the essences of Christian belief
Hatred • Dislike • Detest What is the antonym of LOVE?
Story of Cain and Abel • Genesis 4:1 And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord. • 4:2 Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer.
Story of Cain and Abel • 4:3 And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth. • 4:4 And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering;
Story of Cain and Abel • 4:5 But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad. • 4:6 And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face sad?
Story of Cain and Abel • 4:7 If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master
Story of Cain and Abel • 4:8 And Cain said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death.
Story of Pharisee and tax-farmer • Luke 18:9 And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others: • 18:10 Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer.
Story of Pharisee and tax-farmer • 18:11 The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.
Story of Pharisee and tax-farmer • 18:12 Twice in the week I go without food; I give a tenth of all I have. • 18:13 The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Story of Pharisee and tax-farmer • 18:14 I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.
Story of Zacchaeus • Luke 19:1 And he went into Jericho, and when he was going through it, • 19:2 A man, named Zacchaeus, who was the chief tax-farmer, and a man of wealth, • 19:3 Made an attempt to get a view of Jesus, and was not able to do so, because of the people, for he was a small man.
Story of Zacchaeus • 19:4 And he went quickly in front of them and got up into a tree to see him, for he was going that way. • 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, looking up, he said to him, Zacchaeus, be quick and come down, for I am coming to your house today.
Story of Zacchaeus • 19:6 And he came down quickly, and took him into his house with joy. • 19:7 And when they saw it, they were all angry, saying, He has gone into the house of a sinner.
Story of Zacchaeus • 19:8 And Zacchaeus, waiting before him, said to the Lord, See, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from anyone wrongly, I give him back four times as much.
Story of Zacchaeus • 19:9 And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, for even he is a son of Abraham. • 19:10 For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.
Luke 10:27 • Have love …for your neighbour as for yourself
Hymn 29 • Prayer of St. Francis