And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:18 (NIV)
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If our love for one another is not energized by Jesus, we’re doomed to slide from the promise of “All You Need Is Love” into the push and shove of “I, Me, Mine.” Our love can’t stop at “let’s just get along” because the deep and ancient God-love emerges, not from compromise, but from sacrifice.
And the first step of sacrifice is submission – not submission to one another, although that will often be required – but an uncompromising submission to the head of all us “one anothers”: Jesus, our Lord, our brother, and our King.
Jesus is the “head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Colossians 1:18 NIV).
The ancient wisdom demands there be only one ruling mind – a mind that was there from the beginning, firstborn among the “one anothers.” This one ruling mind now operates within, providing us with a wisdom that passes all human understanding and connecting us to a deep, fathomless, supernatural love.
Submit to the head of our body, and he’ll show you how to love others with a deep Jesus-love. It is his power and his strength that will energize you to love even those, especially those, you find impossible to love.