Re:Verse reading–John 15:9-17 (day three)
“Love one another.” Love is the only divine reality that will preserve our lives. God’s justice, his anger, even his very holiness would destroy us. But from love comes God’s grace, God’s mercy, the Incarnation, Christ’s substitutionary suffering and death, and our access to God. Everything else destroys, only love sustains. This is true in God’s regard of human beings, and it is therefore true in men’s regard of each other. Of all the ways we can treat each other, only love gives us a future. Love for one another won’t just make the world more pleasant. Love for one another will keep each other alive.