Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-contagious-world.html
Jesus said, “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 NIV).
In a contagious world, we learn to keep our distance. If we get too close to those who are suffering, we might get infected by their pain. It may not be convenient or comfortable. But only when you get close enough to catch their hurt will they be close enough to catch your love.
— John Ortberg in “Love Beyond Reason: Moving God’s Love from Your Head to Your Heart”