When Love is our main motivator…goodness shines!
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”
This one sentence from Jesus is enough to keep each of us busy the rest of our lives without judging anyone else.
If you are a Christian…you are commanded to love one another (that means everyone)…even the ones who give you a hard time. Even your enemies!
Jesus gave us the model for being human. He loved even when he was persecuted. He loved even when he was nailed to a cross. Jesus looked down from the cross at his persecutors and said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
As I’ve pointed out before…no one had even asked for forgiveness!
Each of us has failed in fulfilling this commandment. Each of us has chosen to put our ego-centered desires first. Each of us has judged another as unworthy of being loved.
Yet this same Christ looks at us and says, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Stop for a moment and reflect on this amazing, unconditional, saving love that God has for you.
Allow it to warm your heart.
Then allow someone else to experience that same compassion…through you.
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Remember…God loves you!