John 15: 12-14
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
True friendship or love does involve giving of oneself, or at least being willing to do so, and living this out. These verses right away seem prophetic, especially reading them now, in the season of Lent. But I can also live less selfishly, and with more generosity. I believe one of the most valuable and meaningful sacrifices we can make for others is is the sacrifice of our time. This is especially difficult for me.
Holy Lord, help me to see opportunities to give of myself. I need to practice this more, and need a nudge sometimes. I want to be more like Jesus. Amen