“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11, KJV)
οτι αυτη εστιν η αγγελια ην ηκουσατε απ αρχης ινα αγαπωμεν αλληλους.
ινα αγαπωμεν αλληλους. Ina Agapomen allelous. Love one another.
What would this phrase have meant to a 1st century Jew?
The same thing it means to you. Agapomen, should love, is a verb. You show it.
Care. Help one another. Let someone rant in private to you, and get the frustration out. Say hi to the visitor, and say you’re glad they visited. Ask how someone is, and REALLY care about the answer.
Stick your smart phone in your pocket, and ignore the text or the Facebook post someone just replied to, and give someone your attention.
Don’t delay. Do it. They used to say you could identify Christians by the love they had for each other. If that’s true… we’re in trouble.