Monday Morning Meditation 4-24-23

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  1 Peter 4:8

There is a legend that John, in his older years, would only say to the congregation “Little children, love one another.”  When asked why that was his only teaching he replied “for it is enough.”

Jesus gave us a new commandment Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34)”.  He also summed up the law of the prophets this way; “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.’ (Matthew 22:37-39).

Love does cover a multitude of sins.  We are all imperfect, we all do things that are wrong, or hurtful (even unintentionally).  Yet when we love one another, we can overcome these things and still remain in harmony and fellowship.

Imagine how powerful your place of work, or school, or church or any organization can be if everyone really cared for each other.  We would all be more productive, more compassionate and more like Jesus.

As you go through this week, practice love.  If there is someone around you who is hard to love, pray for them and extend them more grace.  Be more loving.


Pastor Bill

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