"This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”
So, how's that going for you?
Can anyone see it?
The one sign Jesus gave us that we are his disciples is love for one another. That's it. Not our great theology, wonderful preachers and beautiful buildings....just this one thing....love.
But we have lost sight of the most important thing. We have become judgmental, arrogant, self-righteous and critical. We have repelled the world around us from their only cure- Jesus Christ.
The only task we had to do well was love one another and we failed, at least in this time, in this place...and now the world wants nothing to do with their only solution for sin, death and eternity away from God.
How do we recapture the one thing we were told to do?
We have to do that one person at a time. We, I must commit myself to a focus on this one thing- loving others as Christ has told me to do.
What if they are "wrong?"
Right now, that's not my problem. My job is simple. Love.
If I do that maybe one day we can talk about truth and lies, but for now loving others well is my job.
I pray for a few who have a passion for the main thing, the one thing that will change lives. I pray for my own heart to be willing to love those I have avoided in the past.
What about truth? What about Jesus? What about all the important stuff?
We will get to that....but first let's love well. The time for the rest will come.
Love one another as Christ has loved you.
That's your only job right now.