Love One Another
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another
Love is hard work but it’s our job. It’s not easy. If it were easy, why would I be writing this? Human beings are
complicated, selfish, sinful things…loving them, getting past our own sinful, human, selfish selves and loving another…is one of the most difficult things we
are compelled to do. But we are compelled to do it anyway. It is written in our DNA…to reach out to others. But beyond being a tremendous challenge, it is our job.
How many times have we been told “Love one another as God loves you?” (or some permutation of John 13:34) For me, every time there was a dispute with a sibling or a friend the question was “how would
Jesus want you to handle this?” We are to love others…love, love, love….wait a minute! We forget the rest of the verse! “As I [God] love you!” In our quest to avoid egoism and selfishness we forget that GOD LOVES US! There is value in US! We are worthy of love, God’s love and human love. If God values us that much than, in response we thank and praise Him and treat
ourselves as He would treat us…lovingly, carefully, in love.
It is our JOB to LOVE…everyone including ourselves.
Devotion by www.lovewokemeupthismorning.com
God Bless You!