"A new command I give you. Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know what you are my disciples if you love one another" - John 13:34-35
What are Christians known for? Jesus said it should be our love for other people. Early on, the church shone with Christlike love as believers share all they had to care for each other's needs.
So how are we doing now? Are churches known for who we're trying to keep out or who are are welcoming in? Are we know by our service or our self-preservation? Our willingness to listen, or our quickness to shout down? Does our encouragement or criticism come through louder? Are we marked by anger or grace? Outrage or compassion? Are we recognized by our expressions of Christ's love or our indignation about what others call the holiday? Are we too busy to show love and kindness in our daily interactions? Let's let everyone know we are Jesus's disciples this Christmas by our love for others. What do others know you for? What can you do to put Jesus's love into action?