This week I read John 15:17. It quotes Jesus saying, "This is my command: Love each other" (NIV). When Christ was put in the position to summarize all of Scripture and God’s desire for our lives, he summed it up in three words: "Love each other". That was, quite literally, the hill he died on. I will not often get into theological issues on this blog because I want it to be as inclusive as possible and, for many people, any theological statement becomes one they want to die on. I’m not interested in that. What I am interested in is my own hill. For me, the hill I am willing to die is "Love each other".
What I am discovering is this: love is very difficult. Trying to decipher what the most loving action or intent is in any given situation quickly reveals how limited my scope of awareness is. I am certain that I will be a failure at loving everyone. I am equally as certain that I will still try. What would it mean if you joined me?