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Measure of love…

“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
-1 Peter 1:22

Did you know that love is the measure for every believer? That we are called to love at all times? We are called to love our noisy neighbors, to love annoying people, to love people that cut in line, to love telemarketers that call us at dinnertime, just to name a few.

Recently I tweeted out, “I will vote for any politician that makes it his or her primary goal to get rid of telemarketers.” That’s what I care about, and not if they’re Democrat or Republican. I hope you know I’m kidding.

In life we’re called to love all people. And all of us know that, right? If we’re Christians, if we’ve gone to church for any bit of time in our lives, we know that we’re supposed to love folks. That’s what we’re supposed to do.

And we’re able to do this easily if, first, we embrace how deeply and eternally God loves us.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I know you love me. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how all-encompassing your love is for me. I will love others as you have loved me. Amen.

Reflection: How do you sense God’s love for you? Is it a feeling or is it faith?