“People should be more loving.” It would be hard to to find anyone who disagrees with that statement. But the problem is that we don’t do it, we don’t love others well. In the upper room, Jesus lets us know that the only way we can love others is if we first experience his love. Loved people will love people.
Generally speaking, how does our culture define love? How does Jesus define love? Why do you think we use the word “love” in such divergent ways?
Who are the people in your life who have shown you the most Christlike love? What is it about the way they loved you that reminds you of Jesus?
When you are acting unloving towards people in your life, how can you be reminded of Jesus love toward you?
How has God specifically gifted you to be able to show Jesus’ love to a world that desperately needs it? How do you need to obey Jesus’ command to love?
Pray that we would know more deeply than ever that we are loved people.
Pray for courage and grace to obey Jesus and share his love with the world.