God is Love

1 John 4:7-11

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

RESOURCE

Listen to the Pentecost sermon by Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry

https://episcopalchurch.org/responding-to-racist-violence

LET US PRAY:

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP 823).

After reading today’s scripture and prayer, and watching today’s resource, reflect…

  1. In today’s resource, what do you agree with?

  2. What do you disagree with?

  3. What questions or insights does this devotion bring up for you?

  4. How do you feel God speaking to you through today’s devotion?

Be sure to journal your thoughts. We will have a collective discussion at the end of this 2-week series. If you come across an article or a video link or a prayer that is relevant to this discussion about loving our neighbors, feel free to submit it to me. Thank you!

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