As the political season heats up in our country, it is good for American Christians to be reminded of our primary call to love.

There is no greater gauge of spiritual maturity.

There are no exceptions to the command.

Love is to be our primary calling card; the signature of Jesus on our lives.

When we choose hate instead of love, we become people who do not reflect the image of God to a watching world.

I like what Mary Renault wrote:

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

(Mary Renault, 1905-1983)

What is the "thing you brood upon?"

Why not let it be Jesus? Brood upon him today ...