I think at times we lose sight of what we are called to do.  We are called as Children of God to love others.    Whether they are a different religion, a different economic class, criminals, a person addicted to drugs or whoever.   We are told throughout the Bible what we are called to do and love is mentioned more often then any other topic.

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

The Verse above is something I have always tried to live by. It is a verse in my opinion should be kept close to heart. I say this because this is what sets us apart. We have experienced unconditional, unrelenting love. Because we have experienced this we should want to spread that to other people. I am not very good at writing. But over the past few months this has been something that is really heavy on my heart. This has been on my mind with all the division and hate in this world. It’s hard to turn on the TV, hop on the internet or wherever and not see examples of hate.

I feel we need to be reminded of this unconditional and unrelenting love Christ has for us. Its something that we are called to do is to love. Love other Believers, Love Non-believers, Love our enemies, Love people who have wronged us. Love that is what I am here to remind you of.

Nothing more than love.

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