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If we love one another, God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us.
1 John 4:12
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Imagine God's love being brought to perfection...
in me? Or in you?
I had to double check what part of speech "if" is.
It is a conjunction...forming two sentences, or parts, into one.
If we love one another God remains in us.
And, who wouldn't want God's love to remain in them
and be brought to perfection?
That's sort of a given....
so all we have to do is love one another.
How hard can that be, right?
So you (and I) spend a lifetime learning, reading, worshiping,
awakening ourselves spiritually, gaining self-discipline and self-control,
sacrificing with a merry heart, serving with joy,
coming to terms with accepting and receiving, being humble,
learning to love one another...
and starting over again when we mess it all up,
which we will because we will never be perfect.
But, here's the thing...
God is perfect.
And if we love one another his love is brought to perfection in us.