Why I Love Jesus

Barbara over at Suffering With Joy tagged me in the “Why I love Jesus” meme. It is a perfect meme for Lent. Here are the ground rules:

  • Those tagged will share 5 things they “love” about Jesus
  • Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers
  • Those tagged will provide a link in the comment section here with their names (and responses) so that others can read them.

Having given the rules, I am going to break them by combining this meme with this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday” contribution and offer 10 reasons I love Jesus instead of 5:

1. He was born in a manger, in poverty, for my sake.

2. He lived 30 years in silence and obedience and humility for my sake.

3. He spent 3 years preaching and teaching and healing  and performing miracles for my sake.

4. He endured great suffering and pain before dying a horrible death for my sake.

5. He rose again in His own power, spent 40 days more on earth and Ascended into Heaven for my sake.

6. He sent the power of the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation, given  His Body in the Eucharist and strength in the Sacrament of Confession, for my sake.

7. He has given the Scriptures, His Living Word, as spiritual nourishment and food, for my sake.

8. He is ALWAYS there for me, loving me and showing me His infinite love and mercy.

10. He has given me the example of His mother and all the saints to help me understand what it means to love Him back!

In short, I love Jesus because He is EVERYTHING to me: my Savior, my Healer, my Friend, my Guide, my Truth, my ALL. Loving Jesus absolutely works for me!  By the way, Jesus did all of the above not only for my sake, but for YOURS. Why do you love Jesus?

I tag:

Anne at Living in the Two Hearts

Kathleen at So Much to Say, so Little Time

Joann at Into Stillness

Jen at the Big Binder

Angela at Free Spirit Haven

 

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10 comments to Why I Love Jesus

  • Since I’ve already got my posts all set up and scheduled for most of the week I won’t be able to ‘follow’ the rules quite well but I couldn’t miss giving reasons why I love Jesus…

    1.I sit here and just stop typing for a moment..thinking about our Lord and Savior. All morning I’ve wanted to break down in tears..tears of joy…I love the blog name,..Suffering With Joy! WOW…I love Jesus..even though I am suffering, there is the joy of the Lord that sustains me. His love washes over me and grants me such peace it transcends all understanding.

    2. I love Jesus…how can I not? For all that He has done in my life. To give His life for me? I am brought to tears so many times at that realization.

    3. I love Jesus…and Jesus loves me…WOW..He loved me first. He wooed me with His love…WOW..

    4. I love Jesus…that He would take my shattered sinfilled life and make me whole, holy and blameless in His sight..WOW. It is no longer I who lives but Christ Who lives in me. This life I now live, I live in the Son of God Who loves me and gave His life for me.

    5. I love Jesus…and will praise Him all the days of my life.

    amen amen amen

    Thanks Carol for sending me your way this morning. It was a blessing to sit here and pour out my heart and now I will visit this lady who started the meme and her beautiful named blog..

    Love ya girl
    Angela…recently posted…IM STEPPING OUT FOLKS!My Profile

    • SimpleCatholic

      Your responses brought tears to my eyes – So beautiful. Yes, Jesus has wooed us and continues to woo us with his love! Amen!!

      So glad you are going to visit Barb’s blog. She has a beautiful heart for the Lord!

      Love to you, too, dear Angela.

  • Amen! We serve a wonderful Lord!
    Tara…recently posted…Around My Table Week 2My Profile

  • Thanks for the “tag!” I’ll have to think about this for a few days, and I will probably do it on Friday in my 7 Quick Takes…but I will say that this is definitely something I needed to think about. It’s been on my mind the last few days. Thanks for thinking of me.

  • I love your list, Carol. In the visits I’ve made to blogs in this meme, what strikes me is the great joy and passion for Jesus the bloggers have. In this world so full of evil and despair, I can see how this meme is bringing a beautiful light to readers. Praised be Jesus Christ now and forever!
    Barb…recently posted…Vexilla Regis ProdeuntMy Profile

  • If the five things match a post, I’ll put it in, but if not – you’ll just have to have my answers here. :-)

    5 Reasons I Love Jesus:

    1. Because He first loved me! 1 Jn 4:19

    2. Without my Creator, I wouldn’t exist. Jn 1:3

    3. He commands me to Love and I desire to PLEASE HIM. Mt 22:37, Jn 15:9-11

    4. His GREAT LOVE for me was shown on Calvary! Jesus Loved me this (picture the Cross)much! Jn 15:13

    5. To not LOVE my Lord is folly! See 1Jn 2:3-6, 16-17

    This is WHY I LOVE MY JESUS! :-)

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