The Image of Love

James 2:8 talks about the "royal law," loving your neighbor as yourself.  In my sermon today, I (Blake) used the example of the Atlas Abbey of Tibhirine in Algeria, where seven monks were murdered during the Algerian Civil War.  Here is what one of the monks, Brother Luc, wrote to a friend before he died:

We can only exist as men if we willingly become the image of love, as manifested in Christ, who, though innocent, chose to suffer the fate of the unjust.

There is also powerful film based on these events called Of Gods & Men.  Watch the trailer below: