Always Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing!” John 13:31-35

The night before Jesus’ death, he was with his disciples in the Upper Room after just finding out who is about to betray him. He has just fed his betrayer, Judas, who then leaves the room.

“When he was gone, Jesus said…“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come…“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 13:31-35)

Jesus had a mission. He never came to stay, and he never lost sight of his purpose. He identified his disciples as his disciples, and wanted them to keep God as a firm foundation in the center of their lives.

Today, we worry about the current state of our world and the disasters that frighten us, as well as the many personal issues of concern in our own lives. We worry so much that we have forgotten who we are and whose we are. We have pushed God aside and have let our issues define us. We must always remember that the Gospel is the birth, the life, the death, the resurrection, and the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. We must fix what’s wrong with our life and love one another as God loves us. In this crazy world, keep the main thing the main thing. Don’t become distracted. Don’t forget who you are. Know where your source is. Come back to God because God is your center.

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