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We Were Loved First

I was working on my Bible class homework tonight and read 1 John 4:19-21, “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God* whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” I remembered a common thought that my instructor shared, “I would join a church if it wasn’t for all those people”. Indeed this thought process goes both ways. I can be judging those in a particular church because I don’t like this or that action. This isn’t loving. On the flip side, it is the responsibility of a Christian to do their best to love others. Truly we will all fall and fail. But if we say we follow Christ, we even take responsibility for those faults. We forgive and ask forgiveness. We are called to radically love one another. And that is only possible through the grace of God, because He first loved us.

I Found God today reminded of the challenge to radically love.

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