Pardon me

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35

Love, deep term but what does it mean? This scripture teaches us to love one another as our Lord and Savior has loved us. That’s a very serious statement, what makes someone not worthy of love. If all of the skeletons in our closet were exposed then plenty of people would pass judgment on us and not show us the love that we feel we deserve. So the word is asking us to love, to stop the petty bickering and fussing. To stop judging other people for their wrongs because our wrongs are just as bad if not worse. But most of all by loving one another we show the world the faith that we so gloriously walk in.

How can we be viewed as walking with god when we are filled with hate and jealousy? How can we say that we represent the words that we read in the bible, the shouts we hear on Sunday morning and yet still walk around with venomous tongues? This is a walking contradiction, this is the same contradiction that has so many people going away from the church because these actions are inconsistent with the gospel.

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. By loving each other, smiling, speaking kind words to each other and lending a helping hand when we can. These are all ways that we can honor what our Creator has asked us to do. A friend of mine told me when you are thinking something negative, when you are about to show a side of you that is a little ugly just say AMEN and keep it pushing. I said it like 10 times the other day but the most important thing is that it worked. Lets love one another and support one another. Peace and Grace be unto you!

Man is like palm wine; when young sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but harsh.

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3 Responses to “Pardon me”

  1. valiko75 Says:

    Sometimes it’s really difficult to get rid of inside aggressiveness – someone is agressive to you and you can’t help but respond with even more aggressiveness and it may go out of control. Still, we are all human beings and should find a way to transform our negative emotions into love!

  2. sbrooke Says:

    Interesting, very interesting…

    So, its hard to love those you have done wrong to you…last night in my bible study we touched on Agape love…in which we should love eachother unconditioning (God like love). This type of love is different than the “baby, I love you” Agape love is something that has to be learned and it takes time. This is the type of love that you practice and not expect anything back in return. The type of love that when others do show to you…you as a child of God recieve it and not try to fight it and show some love back (even if you are hurting)….Thanks for sending this out. peace.

  3. anon Says:

    Although it is permissable for me to expect from others, the goals and limitations I place on myself, it is neither beneficial to establish a loving and continous relationship with them nor is constructive in letting those around me see the God in me…

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