How do we show the full extent of our love? This was the question that came to me when reading John 13:1 when it informs us that Jesus now showed the full extent of his love by washing his disciples feet. He then goes on to say that we should follow his example and wash each others feet. Do I humble myself to the extent of favouring no person, making no judgements and breaking my barriers of fear by giving people hope and love through my actions?
John 13:34-35 “Love each other just as I have loved you. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Do we really love each other as Christ loves us? Jesus was a living example of God’s love, as we are to be living examples of Jesus’ love.
Do outsiders see that we are followers of Jesus by seeing our love for one another? This must be the starting point for understanding the gospel of love. We can have differences with people and sometimes take our loved ones for granted.
The unity and love between God’s people, his church, must happen before we think that we have the right to share God’s love to people who don’t know Christ yet.