1John 4: 7-21
verses 19-20: We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
The very emotion of “love” is such a gift. Without it, there would be nothing holding us together. We might have survived as a species with some other emotion keeping us together, but it is hard to imagine. Love itself was created by God. We are here because of God’s love, and we love each other because of God’s love for us. It is hypocritical for me to accept God’s love and all of his gifts and then withhold that love from others.
Lord, Today I am reminded to live in your love and to be generous with it. No one should be left out. Amen