Linda Goodnight here, talking about sacrifice. That’s a word most of us don’t want to think about. Oh, I might sacrifice a cookie to save a few calories. I might sacrifice an hour or two to help out at school or church. But I’m talking about real sacrifice, the kind that costs us something we’d rather not lose. I’ve known people who gave up Christmas to work in a soup kitchen. Other’s who gave up summer vacation to serve on the mission field. Of course, nothing can match the sacrificial love of Jesus.
When I start a book, I try to come up with something really important to a main character—and then I make him/her give up that one thing for the sake of love.
In my latest Love Inspired, A SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS, hero Rafe Westfield makes a major sacrifice before the story opens and his choice costs him more than the girl he loves.
In my ebook, CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS, a duo with Mary Connealy, my hero Seth faces a different kind of sacrifice. The sacrifice of revenge.
I can think of many books and movies that feature sacrificial characters. Remember Patrick Dempsey in Sweet Home Alabama? Because he loved Melanie, he let her go. Made me cry!!
What kind of sacrifices do you like to see characters make? Do you have a favorite from a book or movie?