Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is bom of God and knows God. (1 John 4.7)
What would the world be like if everybody loved each other? Imagine that! Of course love is difficult because our human nature, although capable of great love, is imperfect.Your selfishness keeps getting in the way. The Christian church is called to be a community of acceptance, forgiveness and love. This is not a cheap, easy, rose-tinted, naive love. It is the stuff of revolution. As Mother (St) Theresa said, ‘I only love God as much as I love the person I love the least’. It is only possible with the Father’s love, Christ’s example and the Spirit’s power. And God teaches us to love as we pray. To pray is to love.
Loving God, help me to know You more. Through knowing You, may I show You more and love as You love. Please show Your love to my five friends - through me and others who love You.
How could you remind yourself to pray for your five friends ? Could you set an alarm on your phone every day to pray that they may come to know your Jesus’ love?
Note down any thoughts you have had as a result of your reading of scripture, reflection and prayer.