Love is a tough thing. It is hard to give yourself unconditionally to another; to care for them, hold them up in prayer and in a deed and put them before yourself. This kind of love is countercultural and only comes from Christ and the Kingdom that He set up and was inaugurated with His resurrection and the coming of the Spirit. Love is a hallmark of this Kingdom. Jesus points this out in the Gospel of John. He goes as far as saying that people will believe in Him and His mission if disciples (that is us) love one another. This love is a reflection as well as a witness to God’s love for us as evidenced in Christ; as God loves, so we are to love. How do we “convince” people to come to church and accept the love that God has for them? We do this by loving them.
Who do you need to love today? Where have you “dropped the ball” in reflecting the love of God to and for another? If you have dropped the ball, be encouraged - your are forgiven. Today is a new day and you have another chance to fulfill Jesus’ commandment to love one another :)!
Blessing today . . .