There is one spiritual message that is hidden from the most intelligent, dismissed by the most powerful and laughed at by the richest but then when we look at the current state of the world, this one spiritual message whispers it’s sweet refrain:
“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
Starting in “LOVES Best….1” we examined 1 Corinthians 16:13 one phrase at a time as this verse really sets up the “how to” on verse 14. If you haven’t had time to read them please take a look at the “LOVES Best” series 1-4 as that will help clarify 14.
The reason for this is when we are on our “guard” from our ego and pain that the evil one likes to use against us – we can Love. Being on guard means knowing The God Who Is Love, Radically Loves me so I have nothing to prove to Anyone.
The reason for this is when we “Stand firm in the faith” we recognize that Christ Alone made us Righteous by His Free Gift on the cross and we are All in need of this Resting place from the evil one who wants us to think that our works of law make us better.
The reason for this is when we are “courageous” we are a channel for all those around us who are worried and fearful about the present situation in the world because the evil one spews out fear to take away The Life that God wants us to enjoy from knowing “Perfect Love which cast out All fear.”
The reason for this is that when we are “strong” in His strength, knowing that He Is Perfect Love and Loves us with an Everlasting Love we can give courage to the least of these that society and the evil one has marginalized.
We can be, we were called to be The Light of Unconditional Love and Acceptance in a dark and frightening world. We don’t need to prove anything, belittle anyone, fight for our rights or politicize our cause we just Desperatly need to:
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14