Dear brothers and sisters,
I was blessed last Sunday to do my first Baptism. In the process of experiencing an individual accepting Christ into their life, it allowed me to take a good look at love. The love that God has for us and the love He wants us to have for one another. What does love really look like? We know as Christians that it is our duty to love one and all, but do we truly live that out?
May of us are familiar with the verse …
“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.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
We can look to the Bible to know what love is but often we are not very good at it. Often, we say we love someone, but we want to change them. I would like us to consider what it would look like to love each other with deep emotion, loving each other without trying to change each other.
Mister Rogers says “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like ‘struggle.’ To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
This week let us actively love one another right here and now.