Motive and opportunity

What is important is faith expressing itself in love. Gal. 5:6b

The opportunity to speak directly about our faith simply provides clarification about the love already evident in our lives and relationships. What we really believe is expressed in the way we go about our lives: forming relationships, having conversations, doing work, learning, relaxing, celebrating, and dealing with conflict. If “God so loved…” is the motivation behind the act of redemption enacted by Father, Son, and Spirit, then it makes sense that love be the main idea we express and be our motivation for expressing it.

Lord, help me grow in both my faith and my love.