“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)
We have so many things going on in our lives – bills that need paying; kids to be fed/clothed/taught/cared for; household chores to complete; people to meet; errands to run; work to carry out; and the list goes on. It can make one feel overwhelmed, stressed, tired, agitated, behind, and hopeless.
These to-do’s are important; but checkmarks, accomplishments, possessions, and every other aspect of life are secondary – nothing, even – if there is no love. It’s the most important thing, and the only thing that matters. I desire to remember this as I’m doing all these crazy things, and are at risk of losing sight of what God commands as most critical to make my life count.
“And now these three remain: faith, hop, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (Cor. 13:13)