Jesus wants all of his followers to be known for their love of one another more than he wants us to be know for doctrinal beliefs. "Your strong love for each other-not doctrinal beliefs- is our greatest witness to the world. Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.."
It goes on to say that "love is not a good part of your life;its the most important part of your life. Let love be your greatest aim. Relationships must take priority in your life above all else."
"No matter what I say, what I do and what I believe, Im bankrupt without love."
True fellowship-in serving, sharing, studying, sympathetic, kind, caring, sharing, lending a helping hand, allowing for other peoples differences, faults or seeming inefficiencies, humbleness and gentleness.
Sharing in their suffering where we enter into each others pain and help to carry their burdens is the deepest most intense level of love.
"These three things continue forever: faith, hope, love. And love is the greatest of these all."
These are all quotes from the bible, above.
4 out of the 10 commandments deal with our love relationship to God.
6 out of the 10 commandments deal with our love relationships to people.
All 10 commandments deal with love relationships.
Love will last forever, not acquiring things or achievements.
Love leaves a legacy. Its not what you do for someone that matters but how much love you put into it that matters.
When someone is on their deathbed and they are taking their last breath, no one has ever said,"Bring me my gold watch, bring me my diplomas, show me my rewards and medals."
When life on earth is ending, people do not want to be surrounded by objects. What we want is people-people we love and have relationships with.
Do not wait until you are on your deathbed to figure that out.
When we are sitting being judged, we will be judged by how much we loved other people and God. "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to the least of my followers, you did it to me."
"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."