This blog post is part of a series of nine entries, each highlighting one of the nine Journey Guides. Each Journey Guide is a three-week discipleship study. They can be engaged separately or as a series.
Jesus said that all of the Law and the Prophets hang on just two commandments: Love God and Love Others. From these two commandments flow everything else. What does it mean to love others? It doesn’t mean you have to like everybody, and it goes beyond just tolerating everybody. It means having the best interests of others at heart. As Philippians 2:4 puts it, “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” The catch is that we can’t follow this greatest commandment from a distance. To really love others means we have to be present with them, be involved with them, share life together and be impacted by one another. It’s always a messy process, and often an uncomfortable one, but where we really follow Jesus is in the day-to-day messiness of life with others.
Ask each other these questions to help one another journey along the way in this area:
- When are you truly present with others?
- What risks are you taking to share yourself with others?
- How are you different because of other people’s impact on your life?
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