I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34
This devotion is something that I hold very dear to me. When Jesus told his disciples that He was giving them a new commandment: to love one another. This wasn’t new in the Old testament commandments but that He made it more than just love your neighbor like you would love yourself. He went much deeper, to make sacrifices for them, to seek their good above your own. This is defining what real love is. To love each other the way that Jesus loved us, sacrificing his own life for everyone else. We can only strive to achieve that kind of love for each other.
Like I said yesterday, love is my main focus when it comes to religion. I have a loving and caring God. I have a God who watches out for me, protects me, and shows me the path in which I should take. I want to love each person and thing around me every single day. There are times when I feel alone and there are times when I feel supportive and loved. That’s just in human nature. I ask you, the 10 people who read my blog, lol, to strive each day to make you let the people around you know you love them. Don’t just tell them, show them. Little acts of kindness go so very far. When I have people who sacrifice their time to help me, to go with me places, to watch my children. Those are all acts of love. When my best friend and I talk every day just to say hi sometimes and that we love each other, that’s love. When I haven’t spoken to others in a while because of how busy our lives have been lately, but when we do talk it’s like a breath of fresh air, that’s love. The moments I share with my little family, that’s all love. Just like what Harry Potter’s main theme is: Love conquers all. Love is the most powerful magic in the world. The ability to love is completely free and should be given to every single soul on the planet. I knew without a doubt that my parents loved me until their dying breath. Unfortunately not everyone can say that. So I make sure to tell my children several times a day that I love them. My son will even randomly tell me… “Mommy”…”Yes, baby”….”I love you.” No sweeter words than that. For a six year old to say if something very special.
Take today to tell someone you know that you love them and go the extra mile and show them. You never know who needs it and how much you can affect their life.
If you are reading this and feel low, just know that I love and care about you. You are not alone and if you ever need to talk, I am here. I honestly think that if we show each other a little more love the world would be such a better place.