“If I have faith but do not have love, I am nothing” (1 Cor. 13:2). How is it possible to have faith in God and not love Him? The answer can be found in our human experiences. We can be relationship with others but not necessarily choose to exercise love. Spouses and family can be in relationship and love each other. However some spouses and family members can be in relationship only, because events may have happened that cause their love to grow cold and distant. This reality is not just limited to the home or family. People in schools and offices are in a working relationship with each other. But different relationships in these contexts may see varied levels of love, even to the point of no love. Believers in a Church, Temple or Mosque are no exception. Many are connected in the name of the faith, but are cold and indifferent to each other. This spills over into one’s relationship with God, who is sought for what He can provide, but from whom the heart is disconnected.
Today, pray for a sincere love for God, neighbour and self. Lord Jesus, help us to unite our faith and love for You. May we not take Your blessings for granted, but may our gratitude move us to draw closer to You and each other. Amen.