Is there any inconsistency between the faith that we profess to believe and our actions? Specifically, do we treat each other as our sisters and brothers with love and charity as we are called by Christ to do? John instructs us about this in today’s first reading.
Beloved, we love God because
he first loved us.
If anyone says, “I love God,”
but hates his brother, he is a liar;
for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
This is the commandment we have from him:
Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
As Christians we are called to love one another as Christ has loved us. We cannot call ourselves true followers of Jesus while practicing unkindness and neglecting the needs of our sisters and brothers. Our faith and our lives must achieve a symmetry. If not, our faith is not genuine.
Let us share our faith through the service of our lives!