Practice, Practice, Practice
When someone says, “I love you,” there really is only one acceptable response: “I love you, too.” In Christ Jesus, God declares His love to us. Now it’s our turn. As John writes, the only authentic response to such love is to love God and His people (one another) in return. It is love action…through us—a love that bears fruit; a love that reaches out across barriers of race, class, and gender; a love that forms us all into one family of God’s children; a love which ushers in the kingdom of heaven.