Sunday, May 6, 2018

God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way.

It's a mistake to think that we have to be lovely to be loved by human beings or by God - Fred Rogers: (1928 – 2003: was a television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister.)

Scripture Text: (1 JN 4:7-10)
Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:
not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

God’s love cannot be contained by our rules and expectations. We think we know how God loves, who God loves, and in what circumstances. But God throws all our human ideas out the window, showing no partiality and so often proving us wrong. As Jesus says, each of us is profoundly loved by God, not because we deserve it or earned it, but because God chooses to love so freely. The hard part: Jesus tells us to do likewise. In fact, he says that such love is his greatest command.

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