Letters from a Pastor to His People- October 25, 2020
Picture the most serious love you have. I'm not thinking about love for the Bears or for White Castle (ok, maybe that's just me), but love for your spouse or for your child or for your parents or siblings. Do we love God that way? We have to. Jesus says so. We are commanded to love.
But how can love be a commandment? You can't be forced to love. No one forced you to love your husband or wife, and if they did, it probably wouldn't have been love.
The way we can be commanded to love is by the part of love that involves the will. For love is not simply a feeling. It is an act of the will. You cannot force feelings. You can, however, force or command your will.