Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” -John 13:14-17
Christian love is not easy; it’s not easy to lay down your life for another. But Jesus says to us, no servant is greater than his master and I have served you, so now go and serve one another. That’s what Christian love is, amen? You’re doing it and I’m proud of you. Christian love doesn’t walk away because it gets offended. Christian love doesn’t judge, instead, it seeks to understand. Christian love doesn’t cut people out because of offense, anger, disagreement. The only time it cuts out is when there are boundaries. World love can be so can be boring because the answers are so bland and honestly hard to understand. Love is very simple for Christians. Love means you care about somebody. You just care.
PRAYER: Thank you, God, for giving us a simple, easy definition of love.
REFLECTION: How have you cared for someone this week?