A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34-35)
If we would follow the trail of Jesus’ footsteps, these are what we would see: from heaven to earth... towards the sick, the poor, the weak, and the outcast... among the vilest of sinners... all the way to the Cross, to Calvary, to the grave.
Why? Because Jesus’ heart beats for souls. To the point of leaving heaven and becoming like man… to the point of taking the sins of humankind and with that, the wrath of the Father… to the point of going through the agony of the crucifixion and succumbing to the hands of death—just so we could be reconciled to the Father.
If such is the depth and extent of Jesus’ heart for souls, how about ours? If we claim to be one in Christ, do our hearts also beat for souls? Up to what extent? Are we willing to be inconvenienced by others? To sacrifice for others?