Deep in the Heart (Philippians 1:7-8)

Life Meets Theology

“I love you with all my heart.”

It’s sweet if not cliché.  We might say this to a spouse, child, parent, friend or any other person and I’m sure we mean it…at the time.

But what does it mean to love someone “with all your heart”?  How do you do that?  Can we love someone with part of our heart—does that count?

The Christians living in the Roman city of Philippi didn’t have to wonder if the Apostle who brought them the good news about Jesus loved with part or all of his heart.  He writes in Philippians 1:7-8

7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for…

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