“See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” (I Peter 1: 22)
If we are to live in line with that Christ-Truth that is healing and good and productive and peaceful, we must be all about loving. To love is essential to feeling right in our lives and to giving and receiving blessings that truly save and satisfy.
But how do we love? This admonition from Peter is pretty clear: See that we love one another. This we must do. And we must do it with a pure heart, for one. Love can’t be full of false motives or about selfish or material desires. This love must be pure, genuine. It must be that peaceful reflection of power that is God, and therefore is not burdened with need or qualification or exception. It simply loves because love is good and right and natural.
And secondly, we must do this pure loving fervently. This means we can’t be lazy or apathetic about it. We can’t be forgetful in loving or do it half-heartedly. We must love fervently—having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, and enthusiasm. We can’t be lukewarm about this, because our love for each other is really about our love for God—that reflected Love that is our very being and is always on fire with goodness and gratitude and power and life.
We were made to do this. We have been given a heart that knows how to love and a spirit that is able to do so freely and fully. This is not a job. It is a joy!
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