Thursday, February 27, 2014

40 Day Retreat with Jesus: Day 27

Today's focus:
1 John 2:7-11
My loved ones, in one sense, I am not writing a new command for you. I am only reminding you of the old command. It’s a word you already know, a word that has existed from the beginning. However, in another sense, I am writing a new command for you. The new command is the truth that He lived; and now you are living it, too, because the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining among you. Anyone who says, “I live in the light,” but hates his brother or sister is still living in the shadows. Anyone who loves his brother or sister lives in the light and will not trip because his conscience is clear. But anyone who hates his brother is in the darkness, stumbling around with no idea where he is going, blinded by the darkness.
We're supposed to love. That's been the message all along-love one another. We cannot hate someone and still "live in the light". We are called for a complete re-working of our attitude, our thoughts, and our deeds. We cannot have both, we cannot live in the light and be holy while continuing to sin.