Jesus said that above all else ...
above ALL ELSE,
people will know we are his followers
by the way we love.
How are we doing with that these days?
I love how Fyodor Dostoyevsky puts it in his book
The Brothers Karamazov:
"Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing
compared with love in dreams.
Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action,
rapidly performed and
in the sight of all.
Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal
does not last long but is soon over,
with all looking on and applauding
as though on stage.
But active love is
What might it look like right now,
for you to begin
to put Jesus' kind of