I Keep Coming Back to This: Love

I keep coming back to this. In all of my study, reading, discussion, everything. It all comes back to this one simple, yet amazingly complex and difficult concept. It is the essence of Christianity. And, it is precisely where Christians always fall short.

John 13:34-35 (The Message)
34-35″Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

I realize I just wrote a similar post to this last week in the context of evangelism, but I’m just struck by this thought tonight. We Christians need to love. It’s the answer to every issue we are faced with in our churches, in politics and in our lives. We need to love and let love guide our decisions.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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  1. I imagine if churches and their members really followed this line of thought I’d have almost no problems with them. As it stands most people like to focus on changing others and other negative things. For some reason I don’t understand it is their goal to change everyone else and not focus inward. It’d be wonderful if people would create the example they wanted others to follow and let the others come to them. It’d be hard to not be curious if a large group of people were loving and happy and accepting. As I’ve experienced it, people say they are those things, but really aren’t at all. Kind of bums me out.


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