The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. Where love ceases to act, it ceases to exist.
Pretty recently, I had a minor fall out with one of my friends. This was majorly because I was being distant and was so caught up in my own activities and my own situation that I didn’t bother to reach out even though I knew she wasn’t doing so well.
Eventually, she called me out on my selfish and indifferent attitude & quite frankly, I deserved it.
Yes, I absolutely love my friend but I wasn’t quite acting like it and there’s no justification for that. Where love ceases to act, it ceases to exist.
Our Christian life is not primarily about being politically correct or religiously correct, it’s not primary about being perfect in following every rule or in attending every religious activity. It’s not about making excuses as to why we can’t be there for people.
Our Christian life is about loving people. And the source of that love is God, not ourselves. It’s about being there for people & the grace to constantly do that comes from God, not from us.
We are to become vessels of God’s compassionate love for others. Jesus on the cross is the most dramatic sign of God’s love for us, a love that is freely given and never earned by any action of ours.
It’s thirteen days into the New Year. How are you doing as regards being a more loving person? We need each other now more than ever.
Reach out to others, be there for people, pray for them and most importantly, do everything in love.