If We Love One Another, God Lives in Us
“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” ~1 John 4:12
“Jesus didn’t call us to love our beliefs as ourselves. Jesus called us to love our neighbors as ourselves. If our beliefs prevent us from loving others well, that is when we know our beliefs need to change.” -Rev. Benjamin Cremer
I read that quote a few weeks ago and it keeps reappearing in my thoughts. We don’t always love others well. Especially those who think differently. We tend to think that our beliefs are truth. The only AUTHENTIC truth is Jesus. Our truth is just our perspective. Wow, that’s heavy. We know in our minds that God is love. We sing it we write it we speak it. But do our hearts know it?
Oh God, let us connect our heart to Yours, let us love in our thoughts and speech, as well as our doing for we know that our actions show what is in our hearts. You live in us, yet we push You into the background. We celebrate Your coming into this world as a human, yet somehow miss the momentous fact that You brought peace and love to us and for us.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" "I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you.“ “We love Him because He first loved us. If anyone claims, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how is it possible for him to love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God should love his brother also.” ~Luke 2:14; John 13:34; 1 John 4:19-21
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