“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 John 4:16).

God’s extravagant love stands in stark contrast to the extremes of fear, hate, anger, and hostility that dominate the world stage. The nature of such vitriol seeks to divide both nations and neighborhoods for the sake of preserving personal kingdoms and self-interests. The nature of God’s love, however, transcends such pejorative divisions. God’s love is comprehensive, inviting, and inclusive of all people and not just some.

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