Reflections on Real Love

Focus on the “one another” commands this February

I've been thinking a lot about biblical community lately and what it really looks like. And I keep coming back to the "one another" commands in the Bible. The writers of the New Testament really wanted Christ-followers to understand what it looks like to live life well with others.

I'm thankful for great friends in my life that regularly love on me and allow me to love on them. We encourage one another, challenge one another, and carry each other's burdens. Life lived with others truly is better.

Small groups are a wonderful place for people to learn the one another commands and practice them. I purposely say "practice" because they aren't always easy to follow. Sometimes people rub us the wrong way, or we flat out disagree, or there are personality clashes. Despite this, we're called to love one another and live in biblical community.

So this February, the month of Valentine's Day and love, we're taking a look at 28 different verses that talk about how we're to relate to one another. Read the day's verse each morning either on Twitter or Facebook. Reflect on what the verse means, how you've experienced it, and when it's hard to live out that particular command. Then let us know what you think. We're looking forward to what you have to share.

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