Reflecting on the reading from a couple of days ago,
“I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them and I may be in them — Jn. 17:26.”
So often we look at Jesus’ prayer for all believers and focus on the the call to unity, but You give us the key to this unity in the final verse of the chapter.
“So that the love you have loved me with may be in them and I may be in them.”
We have the Holy Spirit’s presence in us! Not only that, but we are called to be filled with love. And not just any love, like “I love pizza” or “I loved that movie,” but the love that the Father has for the Son.
If we were to start looking to love one another like the Father loves the Son, what kind of difference would that make in our lives? What kind of witness would that be? That is the kind of love that changes the world!
For the multiethnic church, we understand that becoming multiethnic isn’t about helping other, or trying to have bigger numbers or a bigger budget, but it is all about love. Without having His love for all humanity in us, we will never be willing to make the changes necessary to become multiethnic.