Will They Know We Are Christians by Our Love?

John’s Gospel states: “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” A disciple is one who learns from his master, who imitates the master, and measures progress in the comparison. Others will know we are Christians by seeing in us the characteristics of Jesus Christ. The adjectives describing God, Who is Love, form the descriptive words for the disciple. When others see us, do they see compassion, forgiveness, healing, faithfulness, mercy, hope?  Can others come to us for counsel and wisdom? Do we radiate joy and peace? Are we generous in acts of mercy? How much effort do we put into promoting justice and care for the environment? Will others see the face of Christ in our face? This will depend upon how much we have learned from the Master.

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  1. Catherine Schneider on May 16, 2022 at 6:57 am

    So important!