About an hour before church started, Mikey and I went to Starbucks. We talked about how our week went—our triumphs and our struggles—good old accountability. I miss and love times where I get to spend with my little brother. We don’t get to do this enough because of ministry, school, and the physical distance of our schools.
We eventually talked about my addiction to Starbucks and how I needed to go on a fast. Yeah, well, we’ll see about that.
“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.” -John 14:21-24