Been meditating on this phrase from Jesus... in the run up to the crucifixion:
This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love.John 15:11
We are called to love :: love God... love each other... love our neighbour... love.
Love has been going about my head of late:
All you need is loveYou get what I mean...
What the world needs now... is love... sweet... love.
I love you
Love having you around
Love is not against the law
Love is reason
Love is the answer
Love's in need of love today
As followers of God in the way of Jesus we should be known for our love. Not our love of things... or experiences... or our culture... or traditional practices... but... love for people.
Love for outsiders as well as insiders... love for those who are and those we are not... love for the together and the apart... love for all... Everyone.
Thing is... we are good at remembering some commandments and not others. We are good at condemning those who are different and bad at remembering our calling to love... or at least insofar as our calling to love the very people we are quick to damn. This is a superficial kind of love. One that serves us more than it serves others.
Its time to move beyond the superficial... and love without ceasing... without reserve... without any pre-thought. Afterall... this is the very best way to love... and will bring the real meaning out of the songs I mentioned above.