There are undoubtedly many different things that can be debated about my faith. There are numerous different topics that if pushed, I may not know exactly what I believe. Sometimes, when I think about what I believe and how I am supposed to live it, it can be so complex and confusing that I think to myself, “how am I supposed to share this with others?”
Every day I get an email that has a Bible verse for the day in it. Most of the time these verses are only a little piece of the bigger picture of some passage. They usually don’t lead to much thought beyond, “well, isn’t that nice.” Today I got a verse and it immediately moved me like not many other verses have from the emails I receive:
“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”
-1 Peter 3:8
This verses makes what sometimes seems like an incredibly complex faith (and it really is) and makes it very simple and applicable to everyday life. I know there are other things we are called to do as Christians but if we could just do what Peter tells us in 1 Peter 3:8 and if we simply love God with all our heart (which 1 Peter 3 goes on to say we should do), we will be alright.
I am not sure if it is OK to simplify such a wonderful faith, but for the purpose of sharing it with others and the daily application of it, this verse is beautiful in its simplicity.