“God is love” (I John 4:8).

God is love. He never shows changes in His love. How greatly He laid His love on you! Even today, He continues to be a loving God. The love expects love. The loving God is one who longs for your love. When the loving God created the man in His form and image, He also gave him, His characteristic of love.

With that love, people are able to love each other, live peacefully, live united like a family and above all these things one is able to love God immeasurably. The Christian religion itself is a religion of love. The Gospel of love is able to transform people whom the Churches and the society are not able to. This religion of love paves way for you to grow in love and made perfect in it.

There is an island by name ‘Fiji’ in the Pacific Ocean. In the olden days, the people living there were cannibals. They had the habit of eating human flesh. When the British missionaries carried the Gospel of love to their place, they would catch and prey on them at once. During the outbreak of caste struggles, those who fall down dead used to be dragged and cooked by the opponents.

When the Gospel reached those people, who thus far did not know what ‘love’ is, the love of Christ totally transformed them. Today, they have been filled with the love of Christ and are in love with each other. Is there a heart which the love of Calvary cannot melt?

Since the divine love has been poured into your heart, you can love all even if they happen to be most cruel. That love works within you and makes you pray for your enemies and provide food to the enemies when they are hungry. Dear children of God, let this divine love be always filled in you. Will you be the disciple of God’s love?

God gave two types of commands in the New Testament. The first is that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. The second is that you should love your neighbour as yourself. God insists this as His prime command. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34).

To meditate: “He who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him” (I John 2:10).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai