Love is a gift, not a weapon. It it is not to be relegated to a tool; it is not merely an instrument. Love not to manipulate, change others, or even make the world a better place—for in each of these cases, your efforts will be met with serious disappointment. No, instead Christians are commanded: love because you are loved by God (1 John 4:10). Love because God is love and God abides in you (1 John 4:16). Love because it displays God (1 John 4:12).

This is the greatest gift that we can give. God is the greatest good, and love is the greatest means of communicating that goodness.

Love is the law of life wherever Christ lives. May the testimony of God’s love in Christ freely given to us be evident through us.

-Pastor Manny



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