All in Love

14 02 2017

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  John 13:34

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I am compelled to love all people.  God so loved the world that He gave us the gift of Jesus.  What amazing love He has for us.  This is an example of love that we can emulate in our daily living.  We can love one another.  We can choose to love everyone, even our enemies.  It is difficult, intentional work to choose love.  Our feelings, our experiences, our bias often stand in the way.  People who seem strange or differ from our thinking require some heart work.  It takes an acknowledgement that we are all human.  I am made of flesh, blood, hope and dreams.  My neighbor next door and my neighbor across the world is the same.  We are all human.  We are all invited to put our differences away and to see our shared humanity.  It’s a first step toward all in Love.  We are compelled to love all people. 

 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  Matthew 5:44

Commanded to Love

9 02 2017


Let us Love One Another

8 02 2017


Love Each Other

7 02 2017


Love One Another

6 02 2017


Stick with Love

16 01 2017



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Grow and Overflow

2 12 2016

And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people

grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.

I Thessalonians 3:12


During this advent season seeking to nurture love for one another and ALL people.



Commanded to Love

8 11 2016


Love One Another

7 11 2016

Treat one another justly. Love your neighbors. Be compassionate with each other. Don’t take advantage of widows, orphans, visitors, and the poor. Don’t plot and scheme against one another-that’s evil. Zechariah 7:10

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As toddlers, we begin to learn the lessons of living with others. Parents instruct us to “be nice” and “to share”. We later learn more complex terms like “love” and “compassion”. As adults, the lessons continue as we endeavor to live with others on a micro and macro level. Yet, as a people we struggle to get it right, even though the Bible is full of guidance about how to treat one another. Love is God’s platform for His relationship with us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”. Love is also His commandment to us in our approach to one another. Still, love, fair treatment, empathy and compassion are elusive in our society today. It must grieve God’s heart that we are so casual in how we treat one another. But each day is an opportunity to turn it around. We can adopt a higher level of commitment to love, to fairness and justice, to show compassion and to make sure the vulnerable are cared for. If we do this in love and concern for one another it will provide a salve to a hurting world.

This my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:12

Love and Good Works

1 11 2016

Love is always the answer