2 John 1:5-6

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And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. - 2 John 1:5-6

Dear Jesus,

Your Apostle, John, pleaded with his church that each member would love one another in faithful obedience to you.  I want to listen to that plea with an open heart.  I want to love every other person in my flock, in my family, and in my life with a pure spiritual love that shows itself in forgiving helpfulness in every way.  But my own hardness of heart gets in the way.  I get calloused and flaky at times.  Dear Jesus, crush my hard heart and help me deal with my weakness so I truly, actively love those around me.  

Amen

Pastor Patterson

God's love is the most powerful force on the planet in relationships.