Connections that Count |March 29, 2021
Galatians 5: 13-15
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”15 But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.
- Jesus’ teaching on the importance of loving one another is echoed in the Apostle Paul’s instructions to the early Christians. In this passage, Paul also points out the risk of failing to love one another. How might division, “devouring,” and “destroying” harm the church’s witness to the world?
- Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind someone who could use a fresh touch of Christ’s love. Consider how might you serve that person, and then do it!
Loving God, help me to be a person who seeks unity in the church, rather than one who promotes division. Remind me to use my freedom to love others, and not to harm them or cause them to feel they are “less than.” Amen.