In case you haven’t heard, there’s a revolution coming.
It doesn’t matter whether or not you join this revolution, it’s coming.
It doesn’t matter if you go and hide out — if you go and hide your head in the sand for that matter – there’s a revolution coming.
It doesn’t matter if you run away from Pagosa Springs, the revolution is coming.
And this revolution that’s coming ... well, we might call it the “love revolution.”
You know what? In the New Testament of the Bible, in 1 John 4:16, it is written that God is love. I mean it says that God “is” love. Now, when a mathematician looks at that word “is” it looks like an equal sign. “Is” is. “Is” equals.
So, we can read that passage in another way, can’t we? We can read that passage in First John to say “God equals love.”
And when we read it that way, we might get another sense about it. When we say God equals love, we mean that there is nothing on one side of the equal sign that is not also on the other side. There is nothing about the God side of the equation that is not also the very same thing on the love side of the equation.
If you have seen anything of love, (do you get what I’m saying?), if you know anything about love, you already know something about God because God “is”l ove. And if you know God, well, you’d better be prepared to love.
It’s just that simple.
Now, this John (he was one of the followers of Jesus Christ), goes on to say that whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him (or her). For anyone who does not love his brother (or sister), whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother (or sister).
I don’t know about you, friend, but that’s going to take a revolution right there.
You see, I know I can’t love most people without some kind of a miracle. I can love people when they’re treating me right and when they’re loving me back. But what about those who are just plain unlovable? Are we to love them, too?
That kind of love is called “agape love.” That is love that loves because the other person is (also) a creation of God, and because God loves her (him). But that’s a whole other subject, and I’ll have to take that up another time.
It is love that brings unity. That’s the revolution that’s coming.
It’s a revolution that is going to bring believers and congregations and the One True Church together in Pagosa Springs like never before.
It’s a revolution of love and it’s coming.
Just you wait and see.
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