Loving one another as Jesus loved isn’t an easy job! It takes so much effort and time, but most of all, it takes a relationship with Jesus. Without a relationship with Jesus, we can’t know how to love in all the right ways.
Jesus took care of his friends and family, strangers and neighbors, even his enemies! He did this because He loved them. When his mother asked for his help at a wedding, He turned water into wine. When his friends needed direction, He led them. When strangers came and asked for healing, food, or forgiveness, He provided for them. When one of His own disciples cut off an enemy soldier’s ear, Jesus healed the man!
Maybe you can’t feed five thousand people, or turn water into wine, but you can help, and love your neighbors, family, friends, strangers and even those people that aren’t kind to you! You just need Jesus! Love takes hard work. Sometimes we will be so tired from showing love, just as Jesus got tired, but it is so important! Jesus said it was the second most important commandment!
” … and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
How did Jesus show love to others? How can we show love to other people?