Love Others Well
I was making myself a sandwich the other day and without hesitation when I opened up a new loaf, I tilted up the heal slice of bread, reached a few slices into the loaf and removed my perfect two slices of bread. As I was eating my delicious sandwich I realized how quick I was to get the best bread for my incredible sandwich and leave the heal for the next poor sap who opened the loaf thinking they were the first to make a dent in this rectangular food delivery system. This might sound like a small faux pas that is easily excusable, but as I sheepishly grinned at God I was challenged with the thought, “Where else do I live selfishly without thinking about others?” A few came quickly to mind.
Are we taking Jesus seriously in how we treat others?
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Why did Jesus only give one new commandment?
Why did He choose this one?
What will taking this commandment seriously look like
at your home and at work?
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Our freedom builds others up. What would our church look like if we took this new commandment as seriously as the early church?