A man and his wife visited an orphanage where they hoped to adopt a child. In an interview with the boy they wanted, they told him in glowing terms about the many things they could give him. To their amazement, the little fellow said, “If you have nothing to offer except a good home, clothes, toys, and the other things that most kids have – why – I would just as soon stay here.”
“What on earth could you want besides those things?” the woman asked. “I just want someone to love me,” said the little boy.
Even little boys know that you are not supposed to live by bread alone!
As Christian brethren, we too, need the love of one another. Jesus said that we are to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Mat. 22:39). Paul said, “In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another” (Rom. 12:10). John taught, “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death” (1 Jn. 3:14).
Perhaps the greatest reason for this is seen in the words of Jesus, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (Jn 13:35).
Think About It!
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