What does it take to love a God whom we cannot see? Does it take more than it takes to love our fellow Christians? We know that can be pretty hard sometimes. But perhaps it is there that we can measure our love for God. It must reach beyond feelings and assert itself in actions towards the brothers and sisters in Christ that we can see. In Jesus we can see love extended even to his enemies; he washed the feet of Judas too. Are we ready to learn about love at this level, and portray it in our own lives?
In the current Covid 19 crisis we have seen some appalling behaviours in supermarkets and on the streets. Driven by anxiety and the enforced curtailment of activity, all of us are prone to wearing thin around the edges. It doesn’t take much to steer us into selfishness, but today’s scripture promises His timely rescue should we be taken to the edge of our sanity. It is often said that we are our own worst enemies; all the more reason to lean on our greatest friend.