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20051010

is "love" a big deal?

the simple answer, "yes." the more complexe answer. "yes." you see, loving someone is easy - the hard part is convincing your self that we have to love others.

God teaches us that loving others is not an option, not a "pick and choose" - it is how we are to live, how we are to relate to others - because the reality is, if we are not loving, we are not of God:
"My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love--so you can't know him if you don't love." [1 john 4:7-8 - the message]

notice i did not say "people would not know we are christians" - i said, "we are not of God." loving others is a test to see if we belong to the God of love - for me? today i will try very hard to show my love for others.

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