I'm commanded to love you - dang it. (1 John 4:21)

"And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother." - 1 John 4:21

For some reason I don't remember 1 John having so many verses about loving our neighbors but they're are a ton and they're just so darn quotable.

Today when running a car actually ran into me. Now he didn't hit me hard and I could (in theory but lets be serious) have run on the sidewalk instead of the road, but he hit me nonetheless mid-stride. Had I not been listening to music I might have done worse than to give him a dirty look and keep running.

The thing is I immediately feel bad because I don't have a right to even give him a dirty look, I should have been more tuned in. Yes, he could have been more courteous to me and slowed down as he turned onto my street, but I cant have it all. And after all I'm reminded today that I'm not just supposed to love my brother. I'm commanded to love my brother.

And apparently my brother is the guy who drives really really really extremely poorly around where I live. At this point I'd really like to remind everyone who reads this blog this means you're commanded to love me, but that would be missing the point wouldn't it.

I'm commanded to love you.

Let me know how I can do so better.

p.s. I noticed the other day that Brian at sunestauromai wrote a post on the main themes in 1 John and mentioned one of them being God is love and we should therefore live in love.