The Lord is saying, “Have fidelity and compassion with one another so that the world will know that they can depend on you to lead them to the Savior of their souls. I have given you signs that others will read and follow. Your life is one of them. Do not take it lightly.”
1 John 4:12-21
THE TEST OF OUR LOVE
If we are willing to be channels through which God’s love flows to others, there need be no limit to the fullness of that holy current. In humility, selflessness, and gentleness, it will become perfected. The vessel placed beneath the waterfall is filled to overflowing.
Through our Savior we know the Father who sent Him, 1Jn 4:14. See Joh 14:9-10. We first venture on God’s love by faith; afterward we know it. Dare to affirm that God is love. Love is the wafted fragrance of Paradise. If thou lovest, heaven and earth will answer thee in terms of love. By strong, patient, selfless love thou wilt abide in unbroken touch with all pure and loving souls-whoever and wherever. Where love was crucified there was a garden. Where there is love, lonely places blossom as the rose. Be not afraid! Love on! Love always! “This is the true God, and eternal life.” But one thought of hatred or ill-will will cause thy wholly happy experience to vanish.