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