Brought to Perfection

January 5, 2022

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

…if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.  (1 John 4:11-18)

BROUGHT TO PERFECTION: Today John writes about the cyclical and replenishing nature of God’s love.

We cannot see God’s love, but we know it is real because it comes to us “in the flesh” through the love of others. Others express the love of God to us. If we do not return that love or take that love out into the world, it is fleeting – it leaves us as quickly as it came.

When we love one another, we re-cycle God’s love.

God wants you to be His sponge: You need to soak up all of the love others offer you on His behalf, allowing it to fill you up. But you’re not done yet. Everyone knows you don’t put away a sponge in that condition. Make sure you wring it out for others to experience.

Isn’t it sad to think that some may not feel God’s loving presence in their lives because others have chosen to keep it all to themselves?

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