Loving Jesus above all else

To love God is to feed His lambs and to tend His sheep. To love and to follow Him is to take care of others.

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus simplifies what it means to love Him above all else:

“When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’ He said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’” — John 21:15

To love God is to feed His lambs and to tend His sheep. To love and to follow Him is to take care of others.

Loving others is uncomfortable as following Jesus is. Loving others with the kind of love that requires our time and effort — the selfless kind — takes us away from our comfort zones. It requires us to stand up and get out of our houses and take care of those in need.

It’s not easy. But what can we expect? Following Jesus also isn’t.

But loving our brethren who are visible is how we love God whom we cannot see. At least, not yet.

Do you love God above all else? Take care of His people.


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