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Love one another as I have loved you
How do we love others like Jesus loves us? To answer that question we have to ask ourselves: what are the qualities of Jesus’ love? His love is free. We didn’t have to earn it or work to receive it. Jesus just loves us with no strings attached. Jesus’ love is total, because He sacrificed everything for us even His life. His love is faithful, because no matter what we do He will never stop loving us! Finally, Jesus’ love is fruitful, because His love shines through us to others. Fruitful love begets more love. Another way for us to crosscheck whether we are loving as Jesus loves is by meditating on 1 Corinthians 13: 413. In this letter Paul describes the love that Jesus has for us and the kind of love we are called to have for others. This is the passage that says, “Love is patient, love is kind...” We can meditate on this by replacing the word “love” with the word “I” and ask ourselves if that is really true. For instance, we would say, “I am patient, I am kind...” and then be totally honest with ourselves to see if that is the truth. This week we can pray that Jesus will give us the strength and courage to love the way He does.