Love is a war. Love is worth fighting for. Love that is not fought for will always fade and fail. Love has an enemy and he wants to stop the flow of love in our world. The enemy is generally subtle and masquerades as an angel of light. We become convinced that pure evil is the reason behind things like mass shootings and genocide. By marginalizing evil like that, we can easily begin to assume that we are not evil. If we do not hate like that then we must be loving…right? Wrong. Love is active not passive. It is not something that happens to us...like falling in love. It is something we pursue and go after.
The series is four sermons from 1 John 4.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. - 1 John 4:7