“To love is to live according to his commandments: this is the commandment which you have heard since the beginning, to live a life of love.”
I once heard my grandfather say that, if people would just act like they loved their neighbor, they might find that they really did. And wouldn’t that open the gates of heaven – maybe so wide that not only they could get in, but also the neighbors might follow along. What my grandfather was really saying was that love requires action – the kind of action that reflects the love God has shown the world by sending His Son with this new commandment, the one commandment that embodies all the others.
DEAR GOD, OPEN MY EYES AND MY HEART SO THAT I SEE WHAT I NEED TO DO, WHEN I NEED TO DO IT, AND WITH WHOM I NEED TO SHARE. IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN.
– Shared by Charlotte Batts