Monday, April 2, 2012

{John 13:34}

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34 

My minister spoke about this verse on Sunday and it really stuck a chord with my heart. Obviously, when Jesus said it, he meant it.  At the time, it was such a "strange and new" concept.  What???  We are supposed to love each other?  Really??

Our Lord did not say, "Love one another, if you believe the same things." Or, "Love one another, as long as you make each other happy."  Nope, we are called to LOVE each other all of the time...period.  As Christians, we should love everyone, regardless of our differences.  As my minister said on Sunday...this radical, not-of-the-flesh type of love could seriously ROCK our world.  Wouldn't that be a beautiful thing?  As a mother, I want to always see my children treat others with love and respect and compassion, not hate or judgement or disdain..  If I want them to learn those behaviors, I need to become a better representation of them.   This Easter, I want to stop just talking about loving people, and start putting that love into action. 

Has something, or someone spoken to your heart like this?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

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