John 15: 12
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
Christians are to love one another as Christ (and God) loves us. We are to love with grace, benevolence, mercy, patience, persistence, and sacrifice. Love offered in this way is a transforming, life changing love.
We are to be known by our love, not just in the confines of the church, but by the world in general. Our lives are to be examples of Christ’s transformative love to everyone with which we interact and in every place we go.
We will never transform the world through our anger or hate. It will only be transformed through love- benevolent, merciful, patient, persistent and sacrificial love.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)