Jesus follows His commandment with a terrifying
promise: “By this everyone will know.” Meaning
Love is the litmus test of Christian witness: Our love
for each other is how the world will know who we are
and Whose we are.
Our Love for each other, is how the world will see, taste,
touch, hear, and find Jesus. It’s through our love we all do
embody Jesus, make Jesus relatable, possible, plausible, to a
i think this should make all tremble. What Jesus seems to be is
that if we fail to love one another, the world will not know that
it needs to know about God, and in that terrible absence of that
knowing, it will believe in falsehoods that break God’s heart.
i.e.: that Christianity is a sham. and God is hateful, is ful of wrath
That there is really no transformative power in the resurrection…
That God is a mean, angry, vindictive parent, determined to shame
and punish His children.
Lies that the universe’s cold, meaningless place, ungoverned by love
That the Church is only a flawed and hypocritical institution — not a
Christ living, breathing, healing body on earth .Prima Nina in Ekstasy