Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
How are we as God’s people ensuring that we keep these two commandments above all else?
I believe today, we are defining love the wrong way. The dictionary defines love as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” In other words, love is what we feel. In God’s definition of love, it should not only be a feeling, it should also be an action. Love needs to be a feeling that flows into the world in action.
There are actions that take place in our life that don’t show the love we have for others. We justify our actions instead of owning them. When our children do something wrong, do we stop loving them? No. We love them, but not their actions. Why can’t we treat our neighbors that way too? We may not like what they do or say, but we must still love them as Christ loves us.
That is what we are each called to do.
My friend Jill Miller and I talk about Choosing Love today in our Choose Chat series. Listen in.