Clamor and evil speaking must cease. For if you are willing to follow Me, then you must be willing to think like Me; speak like Me. In loving your neighbor as yourself you submit to that person’s heart, conceding that you will care for it as your own; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cares for it.
Go the extra mile to care for the heart of a friend?
How about the heart of one you don’t even know?
I created him too, will you love him even as you love Me? I expect this from you, just as you expect Me to care for you…
And I do
Oh, I really do–care for you!
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” I Jn. 1:5-7
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40
“For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.” Eph. 5:29-30
“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” I Cor. 10:24
“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him.” Rom. 15:1-2
“Make love your aim–” I Cor. 14:1a