Armodoxy for Today: Chiastic Love
A chiasmus is a literary form as old as recorded civilization. It is defined as a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases. For instance, sayings such as, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say” or on the lighter side, “Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.”
St. Augustine appealed to the chiasmus form when he said, “The measure of love is to love without measure.”
Loving without measure is one of the hallmarks of Christianity. Love without limits allows us to understand all the other teachings of Jesus, such as charity, forgiveness or humility, as the challenge to be Christ-like.
The measure of love is to love without measure. Today’s one minute for standard time.
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