Why Love?

Verse 11 of our Bible Reading says, “This is the teaching you have heard from the beginning: We must love each other.” But sometimes it is not easy to love other people. If someone hurts our feelings or makes us angry, we may not feel like loving them.
We know that we should love other people. But maybe we should ask, “Why should we love others?” John shares the answer to that question in 1 John 4:19-20. “We love because God first loved us. If we say we love God but hate any of our brothers or sisters in his family, we are liars. If we don’t love someone we have seen, how can we love God? We have never seen him.”
Someday I will die, and I will see God. I do not want to be ashamed of what I have done here on earth. I want God to know that I have kept His command to love others — not just other Christians, but my enemies, too!
Will you love the people you see today? Are you willing to love them like God loves you?