Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11).
You may find this strange, but, in my opinion, the best screen depiction of a true Christian can be found in the movie, “Gone With The Wind.” I believe the character’s name was Melanie, who happened to be married to the man Scarlett thought she loved. Even though Scarlett behaved abominably, manipulating events to be with her “beloved,” scheming, pretending to be Melanie’s best friend, Melanie treated Scarlett with pure love, acceptance, and grace. I want to be like that.
Now, this verse doesn’t say we are to love the world, which Scarlett represented, but we are to love one another. I take that to mean our brothers and sisters in Christ. Most of us have enough trouble with that. But it’s where we start. I’m so sick of people coming to church to see what they can get, spiritually and materially. Church isn’t a network, but we treat it that way.
I rejoice when I come across a church where people come to give! That means that before one goes to church, one asks the Lord who He wants them to bless that day, and how. In fact, every day our prayer should be, “make me be a blessing.” For that matter, daily we should be asking, “show me someone who needs whatever I have to give them.” Let the love times roll!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.