Today’s Question: What are the tangible ways which you can make the love of God known to those around you?
The Scripture for today is 1 John 3:16: “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.”
It is a powerful thought: to be willing to die for someone. I would venture to guess that most of us who are reading this meditation on the internet today will never be asked to die for another person. However, Br. Nicholas brings this Scripture into focus today by asking us to “learn how to empty ourselves of all that gets in the way of fuller union with God.”
When I pray about emptying myself, it becomes a metaphor for dying, for giving up the ways that I have always done things, and as Br. Keith encouraged us yesterday: to take risks for our faith.
I doubt I’ll ever be in position to die for another, but I can lay down my current life and embrace a new, more fuller life in Christ, spreading the good news to others.
Please enter the discussion: What are the tangible ways which you can make the love of God known to those around you?
Link to the SSJE video: http://meetingjesusinjohn.org/2018/01/01/week-6-day-3-laying-down-our-lives/
Blessings, my friend,