Friday, April 17, 2020

FMF: Another

“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 
(John 13:34-35, NIV) 

"Another" is one of those easily ignored words in the English language.  We use it without giving it much thought.  It's something we say or write without having to look up the definition or remind ourselves how to properly use in a sentence.

"Another" has two meanings: Additional (like "Have another cookie") and Different (like "Pick another cookie").

When Christ tells us to "love one another" in Scripture, there are two types of people who we need to love.  Those who are like us, an additional person in our type.  Those who are different from us.

As Christ said in Luke 6:32-36, if we only love those who are like us, what credit is there?  Anyone can do that.

Today I will chose to love another person, whether it comes easily or with great sacrifice.
Today I will chose to love another person, whether they are family or strangers.
Today I will chose to love another person, whether I want to or not.

Then I will love another, and then another.

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  1. A great take on the prompt! Definitely called to love "another"! Thanks for the encouragement! (Love the photos on your sidebar!!)

  2. All the things I thought before
    have faded into gray;
    I cannot do this any more,
    and yet must find a way.
    I’m tired of malignancy,
    of one foot in the grave,
    and of the haunted memory
    of those I could not save.
    But all this must be set aside,
    and never more be spoken;
    what truer place can love abide
    than in a heart that’s broken
    by memory of what’s been lost,
    and by the nails of cancer’s Cross?

  3. Loving each other is far from easy at times, but we must :) Thankfully God helps us with this. Take care