Gerardo Antivero, Church Planting Catalyst, TCMBA
"Make your love increase and overflow for each other." 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NIV)
Love seems in danger of extinction. We know Christians without love and also churches without love. From the moment we begin to lose love, we also begin to lose the vision of Jesus, and vice versa.
We live in a time when money replaces love. We live in a time when souls no longer seem important. We certainly forget that the Lord paid for them, not with money, but with love.
It is necessary that we raise our voices and preach about love without hypocrisy within our Churches. If we do not have genuine love among ourselves, we will not have the tools to reach outsiders either.
Every day we are confronted with the reality of live other people as imperfect as we are, and we do not realize it. We must understand that loving our neighbors does not mean that we should agree with their behavior, but neither should we exclude them from knowing Him who loved us first.
Let's learn from Him.
Prayer: Father, help us understand the correct meaning of growing in love with one another. Help us be abundant, fair, and honest. Help us be loving leaders with our flocks, in such a way that they can read a clear message in us.