just love one another

Wednesday July 24th, Colossians 1:  15-18 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God's original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. We can speculate all we want but we will never totally know God in Heaven.  The gift that has been given to us is Emmanuel, God with us, the one we call Jesus.  To know Jesus is to know all we need to know about God. To know Jesus is to know God’s revelation to humanity about who God is.  What is Jesus’ message? Love God, Love others!  That is what the essence of life is all about; all the rest is just filler.  It is not Gognito Ergo Sum, I think therefore I am, it is Amo Ergo Sum, I Love therefore I am.  And love is not just a feeling, it is a verb.  It is a verb that may call us on different paths of action, worship, and even belief, and indeed often does, but never confuse the path with the purpose.  When God so loved the world he gave his only son, it was not just part of the world.  When God created all that is and called it good, it was not just part of what was created.  When we are called to love God and love others, it is not just part of the others we are called to love.  God is the epitome of, and calls us to live to, the fullness of Amo Ergo Sum.  


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