IS YOUR NEIGHBOR PRESSING YOUR BUTTONS… YOUR LOVE BUTTONS?

IS YOUR NEIGHBOR PRESSING YOUR BUTTONS… YOUR LOVE BUTTONS?

– Ever have a neighbor drive you nuts? Next door to you. Above you. Below you. Across the street. Across the hallway. Next cubicle over. Next pillow over.
– Ever get so annoyed you feel like cussing – and you don’t cuss?
– Ever get so irritated by their behavior, their demeanor, their actions or inaction that you feel like they’re going to drive you to drink – and you’re not a drinker?

A neighbor: another person. Known or unknown. Loved or not loved. Yet.

Jesus Christ, who like His Father, so loved the world that He died for us, has this to say about your button-pushers:
– Love them.
– Love. More. Better. Fully. Rightly.
– Love like you mean it!
– Love like God.
– Love as the Lord of love has commanded we love.

The pay-out is huge!
– Love makes you God-like.
– Love reveals His image and likeness in you. In me. In them. Obscured and hidden as that image and likeness may be because of their behavior or because of our blindness.
– We show who we belong to.
– We show who we are like.
– We show who God is.
– We show what He is like.
– We show others who they are.
– We show them Who they can be like.
– We show them a Way, a Truth, a Life they might like.
– Our Triune God will indwell us.
– Our friendship with Christ will become stronger.
– Our joy will be complete – here and for all the eternity
– LOVE! As if life depended on it… our and their abundant life and eternal life.

The Mass Readings for this Sixth Sunday of Easter provide great content for prayer and pondering all week long and even for a lifetime.

Have a great week!
Get a great #LoveLife!
And… Remember You Are Loved. So are they.
 
#OnAMissionOfLove
#OnAMissionOfMercy
#OnAMissionOfTruth
#iLove
#iMessage
#iLoveMessage
#iPrepareTheWay
#iWitness
#iEvangelize
#NewEvangelization

1 John 4:7-10
7Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.  8He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.  9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.  10In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.

John 15:9-17
9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.  11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  12″This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  14You are my friends if you do what I command you.  15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.  16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17This I command you, to love one another.

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

 

 

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2 Responses to “IS YOUR NEIGHBOR PRESSING YOUR BUTTONS… YOUR LOVE BUTTONS?”
  1. JUST what I needed to read — and actually going to share on this mornings A Seeking Heart. I was a big ole cranky pants last night, and left all these lessons at the door when dealing with someone. Grateful for gentle reminders and second chances #SacReconciliation

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