“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” —1 Corinthians 13:4–7
Love is one of those things that seems a little cliché, but in reality it’s a foundation that God has called us to construct our lives upon. Not only are we called to love our Lord Jesus Christ, but we’re also called to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Trust me, I know what some of you are thinking: “But you haven’t met my neighbors. They’re crazy!”
And although this might be hard to do sometimes, we need to remember that it wasn’t a request—it was a command.
“We love because he first loved us.” —1 John 4:19
Let’s focus on God’s love today
- Are you loving the way Jesus loved?
- Are you loving your neighbor as yourself?
- Are you reflecting an image of love in your everyday actions?
- On a scale of one to 10, where do you rank on the showing-love meter?
Be an example of love. Show those around you how much you care.