Apr 24, 2016
By: The Reverend Andria Skornik
When singer/songwriter Paul Thorn wrote those words he nailed the seldom discussed truth that liking someone and loving them are not the same thing. We see in John's Gospel Jesus' command to "love one another as I have loved you" taken in a new context; to love those we know, to love those who make it hard to be loved, who vex us and test us. We are commanded to love each other as Jesus loved all His disciples, Judas and Peter included. Jesus thinks we have it in us to commit ourselves to love - let's prove Him right.
The Gospel reference is John 13:31-35.