While we, humans, must learn to love carefully God has chosen to love us recklessly. Freely, fully, unconditionally; a love so great that even though we tend to reject Him and rebel against Him He has chosen to call us His children when we place our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Human beings, in general. tend to love the wrong things for the wrong reasons. We do so because we tend to be self-centered, self-seeking, and prideful. There is a different way to live…
As people who are following Jesus, we can sometimes have a bad attitude. Especially when the attitude is one of “better than” someone else. John addresses this as we continue to look at the reality of following Jesus.
We spend so much of our life stumbling, looking for something to provide fulfillment and meaning. If we would simply be a little more intentional we might see that God has already provided just what we are looking for.