By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” [John 13:35]

I have walked the path and belonged and/ or ministered in just about every denomination known including the non-denomination.  Only one thing has empowered and equipped me to stay the course…love.  What is this love?  Well it’s not easy!  If you have found love easy then you may not yet have been called to love beyond yourself.

Much is being sorted out, turned over, and even thrown out during this time of ministry development and transition.  In the process I found the following list in my files.  I don’t know where it originated but I wanted to share it; so please forgive not being able to give honorable credit.

The Iron Rule:”Do unto others before they do unto you.”

The Silver Rule:”Love those who love you.  Eye for an eye, etc.”

The Golden Rule:”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. ”

The Platinum Rule:”Do unto others as others would have you do unto them.”

And then there is The Titanium Rule  ”A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” [John 13:34 NIV]   All else fades in the shadow of this you must love, as I have loved you!

In the closing pages of his book, The Heavenly Man Brother Yun who was tortured for years in the Chinese prisons said this of love.   “Many people have said to me, “Yun, you must really love Jesus. “ You need to realize that any love I have in my heart for Jesus is only because of his love for me.  “We love because he first loved us.” [1 John 4:19]

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