"Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." - 1 John 4:11
What does this mean for you today?
John gives us the starting point of our expression of love - it is God's love for us. That is the origin.
This is interesting, because usually the world suggests that we love others because of something they have done for us. However, Jesus turns this on its head. He reminds us all that if we wait for someone to love us first, before we love them, we may never get to share our love with anyone. Love is risky.
"True happiness is found in unselfish Love, A love which increases in proportion as it is shared." - Thomas Merton
Living in Grace