A Word from David
Although Jesus taught us that there are two commandments that are the greatest of all, He doesn’t want us to consider them apart from each another. The reason? He also told us that when we love the “least of these” among our neighbors, we actually love Him, as they are members of His body. We love God by loving neighbors. How amazing it is to think that we can show our love for Jesus by meeting the pressing needs of His family members.
Knowing this also helps us to accurately gauge our love for Jesus. How much do I love Jesus? That answer is found in how much I love the “least of these.”
The depth of our love is measured, not by warm feelings, but by the degree of sacrifice. We are wise to ask ourselves, not “How much have I given?” but, “How much do I have remaining?” Jesus taught, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
I hope this month’s magazine, which highlights a small portion of all that is being accomplished through your sacrifices, encourages you to even greater love for Jesus and His beloved children. — David