Tag Archives: Love

Love not Hate

Today is the day before our national Thanksgiving holiday. The day has a long history starting with the early Pilgrims who braved dangerous seas to arrive in a new land. They came to escape the religious persecutions of their home in England. In coming to what is now known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, they realized they had made a mistake for they were really bound for Virginia. It was too late in the Fall season to doing anything else but try to survive the coming Winter where they landed. Over the years, the Pilgrims survived brutal Winters and ongoing war with the native people called Wampanoag. After being nearly wiped out by Western diseases and war with European immigrants, these native people are back in the news. Why? It’s Thanksgiving Season and descendants of the Wampanoags are bringing back their own language by teaching it in schools. Continue reading

Eternal Life

Luke 10:25-28 “Then an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. He said, “Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you understand from it?” The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ Also, ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’ ” Jesus said, “Your answer is right. Do this and you will have eternal life.” (ERV)

Perfect Bond

Colossians 3:12-14 “12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. 14 And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.” (NET)

What is Love?

I like using the YouVersion app for reading the Bible. One feature is a daily verse.  Today’s verse reads:

Hebrews 13:16 “And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.” (NET)

The book of Hebrews was my father’s favorite book of the Bible. He would read it every day. Because he had MS that became more of a challenge as the disease progressed. MS made it hard for him to be a father to me. I had my own challenge as a hearing-impaired child. So my mother became like a single-parent, caring for us kids, but also caring for her husband.  Continue reading

Love Your Neighbor

Luke 10:27 ‘And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”’ (ESV)

Love Me, Obey Me

John 14:21 “The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him.” (NET)