This is the second part to Christ’s command to us. It has been the foundation for our family – that we put the other person first, that the other person is special. We love others because God made them and Jesus died for them. Our heart towards others needs to be the same as Jesus’ heart towards them.
Love is to be without expecting anything in return. 1 Cor 13:4-8 tells us what love looks like. This is a good passage to memorise, and mark in your Bible.
We can become so familiar with this passage without pausing to think what this looks like in our everyday life:
- Love is not rude or full of pride
- Love isn’t envious (of another’s success, opportunities or talents)
- Love doesn’t want to get its own way but always helps another
- Love doesn’t remember the wrong things done to me
- Love believes the best of every person, regardless of the circumstance
Who is your neighbour though? Jesus answered this question for us. Your neighbour is anyone you meet. If you show this type of love in every relationship you will truly show the face of Jesus to the people you meet.
Has this post prompted you to talk to your kids about something true, something strong on your heart? Do it today! I’d love to hear of the conversations you are having with your kids. Please leave a comment.
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