The Mind of Love!
“And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
The mind of love is a state of being in which one can experience the fullness of love. This state is characterized by a deep sense of connection with others, a willingness to give and receive love, and a capacity for compassion and empathy. Those who are in the mind of love can see the beauty in all things and find joy in the simplest things. They can also weather the storms of life with grace and dignity.
Do you know anyone in this state of mind? If not, then I know who does; his name is Jesus. He was full of love before he came from heaven to earth to show us the way; when he paid our debt on the cross, he still loved even when he transits from earth to heaven. Brethren, no love can be greater than laying your life for the sin of someone who perhaps doesn’t even care about you. This is the mind of love in Jesus Christ that made Him give His life for the sins of humankind. The Bible says that while we were sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ has a unique mind of love towards all, whether you are a believer or an unbeliever. His love is without discrimination and selfishness. As Christians, we should have this kind of mind as Christ has; we should be ready to love everyone around us unconditionally, irrespective of race, religion, and language. God commanded us to love Him with all our hearts and also love our neighbors the way we will love ourselves.
We cannot claim to have the mind of Christ if we don’t love from a pure heart; the mind of Christ is a mind of love. If you say as a believer that you love God and hate your brother, then you are a liar because if you don’t love your brother that you see, how can you claim to love God whom you have not seen? (1 John 4:20). As Christians, we should keep our hearts away from all forms of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking, and malice. We should be kind to one another, be ready to forgive, and give to those in need without expecting anything in return from them. Amen. 1 Corinthians 16:14 says, “Let all that you do be done in love.” Amen.
1. Father Lord, please let your love fill my heart in the name of Jesus
2. Father Lord, please give me the grace to be able to love everyone in the name of Jesus. Amen.