Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
Want to show real love? Lay down your life for others.
Here’s a real-life example …
A man named Maximilian Kolbe oversaw a monastery in Poland. After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Father Kolbe turned the monastery into a sanctuary that housed thousands of Poles and Jews seeking refuge.
Kolbe also published a monthly magazine with a readership of about one million. The Nazis weren’t big fans of his anti-Gestapo pro-God writings. They allowed him to print one final issue in December 1940, hoping he would say something incriminating.
Did Kolbe hold back, knowing the Nazis were reading? Nope. Here are just a few of his words: