“…love one another as if your lives depended on it.” (I Peter 1: 22, Message Bible)
That is quite a request! Doesn’t this give us a real sense of urgency? Can’t we see in this demand to the Christians of old that loving one another was not a secondary thing, or one to be done less than fully or consistently?
Jesus gave us these two great commandments: to love God and to love one another. These were his two big rules and the ones which were back of all the healing work that he did and the way in which he lived. These two divine laws honored and obeyed brought Jesus the resurrection and showed us–by his utilization of this necessary obedience to Love–everlasting Life, and the way to realize this in our own experience.
So, remember that loving is the first thing you do. It is your breath, it is your water, it is your waking purpose and the last thought before you go to sleep. This mandate for our lives is not one that is difficult. It is God’s own Love which we are naturally reflecting. It is cherishing that great sustenance that divine Love gives us daily, hourly, minute by minute, and spreading that Love abundantly because we have such an abundance of it to share.
Love with powerful divine energy. Love with abandon. Love with the freedom that is not about needing a response, but simply because feeling and expressing love is as natural and wonderful as taking a deep breath of fresh air. It is that life-giving, thrilling, and yet so peaceful act of drawing on the healing inspiration of God and exhaling in a song of love.
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