Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 | Ps. 98:1-4 | John 4:7-10 | John 15:9-17
All of today’s readings call us to examine the depth of our love. John reminds us that it is God’s love for us that sent Jesus into the world to show us how to love. Jesus tells us once again that His whole purpose in coming to earth was to bring the Father’s love to us and to reveal the depth of that love to us. His desire is that His word will abide in us and that that joy will be complete. We are so important to Christ that He will lay down His life for us. The Acts of the Apostles shows how the early church came to see this outpouring of love to be for all people of all time. Peter tells the people that no one can be excluded from God’s love because God chose to send His Holy Spirit to reside in the Gentiles as well as the Jews.
How inclusive is your love? Do you see all people as God’s people? Look at the way you interact with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and strangers. Do you have an attitude of love when you interact with all of these people? How might God be calling you to increase your love today?