Updated: Mar 24, 2021
"Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”- Matthew 22:37-39
God loves you. That’s why He created you. Jesus says in turn we are to love God and love others.
There is a natural flow of unfiltered love coming from God into each of us and then back to God and out to others. Sounds perfect. Problem is, I don’t know about you, but I’m not perfect.
God’s love to me is perfect and unfiltered, but my love to others is far from unfiltered.
What would it look like for us to express the same unfiltered love we receive from God?
“Unfiltered” - In the age of social media, we often see “#nofilter” when someone posts a photo that has not been altered or enhanced. Reflecting on my love of all things food, I immediately think of unfiltered products such as unfiltered olive oil, apple juice and honey. Products that are in their truest and most natural state. Unfiltered honey, for example, is far better for you than the processed and filtered version. This leads me to believe that unfiltered love would also have some additional benefits.
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:24
Our unfiltered love would be sweet to the so