“Though I speak with tongues of men and angels, but have not loved, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1
We read in the scripture that God is love, and if God is love, then every one of us is delegated to love. Evidently and unfortunately, we do not practice this genuine love in our contemporary world, not even among ‘Christians.’ We have diluted the true meaning of this love, such that we have a different sense to it. If God is one, and God is love, then our love should be one.
As a father or mother, the fact that our children go on vacation or spend some time away from us doesn’t mean that the love we have for them will reduce. Even when we don’t see them, we still love them. The family is one of the places you can only hear and experience a glimpse of love, though some are not even the true meaning of love.
But beyond the family, probably among neighbors, relatives, and even in the church, our thoughtful responses are dependent on previous actions of people to us. That is not the love of God. His love is unconditional, and scripture says He loves us even when we are a sinner (paraphrased) (Romans 5:8).
Another sufficient reason is that it is in God’s written word, and it is a commandment. The first is to love God and then to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). Irrespective of the fact that it is a command from God, acting towards the written word of God is a blessing onto us. I want us to take a conscious step to change the world and direct people to the light through these greatest commandments of love.
Help us to respond to your love with all our heart and soul in Jesus’ name, Amen.