No. 94 - Holy Family Unity

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I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

John 13:34, 15:12, 15:17

If it wasn't for 1 Corinthians 13 my head would be spinning trying to understand what loving one another actually means. It is easy to smile and hug and peck-on-the-cheek those nice people with whom you have little meaningful interaction. But with brothers and sisters in Christ with whom we live and work, who have all sorts of personality traits, and who can be mean or egotistical when stressed or offended, it can be a challenge. This Mark tells us to plow through and be more concerned with the condition of our own hearts.

The person who hits this Mark with ease is the one who has memorized and internalized the following. This person is as lovable as (s)he is loving.

Love is patient

Love is kind

Love is not envious

Love is not boastful

Love is not arrogant

Love is not rude

Love does not insist on its own way

Love is not irritable

Love is not resentful

Love does not rejoice in wrong doing

Love rejoices in the truth

Love bears all things

Love believes all things

Love hopes all things

Love endures all things.

To help yourself hit this Mark, remember that God loves us in spite of our faults.

Love never ends, neither does immortality.

Aim higher.