And with people.
Without love, there’s no heart-connection with God. God is love! A heart, disconnected from God, hardens.
When people establish and maintain heart-connection with God, love continually flows thru them. Every time we speak or act without love, it reveals a break in our heart-connection with God.
The closer I get to the living Jesus, the more I love everybody. After all, everybody we encounter is somebody Jesus loves. People who haven’t offended you don’t need your forgiveness. Give it to those who need it. The harder people are to get along with, the greater their need for kindness.
Hurtful words don’t help anybody. Speak the truth with humility, caring, and compassion. Christianity without love is counterfeit.
“Abide in the vine,” means: Stay continually heart-connected with the living Jesus. Life’s tough, but following the living Jesus can prevent the hardening of your heart. When “Christ in you” continually distracts you from your circumstances, you’re not far from glory of God.