Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Food For Thought:
This is probably one of my favorite Scriptures. In this passage, the apostle Paul encourages the church at Rome to exceed one another in love. He reminds them of their most important commandment from God, which is to love one another as I have loved you. Think about a special way that you can show someone love.
Grant that we may hasten to every person with the good news of your promise, O God, and proclaim the greatness of your name through our commitment to your love and service. In your holy name we pray, Amen.