Every life, every person, has value. This deep spiritual truth applies to all, without regard to one’s geography (where they came from), ethnicity (ancestry, language, history,or culture), ability (capability, special needs, age,or stage of life), or status (what they have or what they have done). Ultimately, our value comes from the way Jesus put God’s love into action, laying down His life in order to take it back up again. How far are you willing to go—and to whom—in order to put His love into action? Lord Jesus, help us to love every life, just as You have loved all—both in action and in truth. Let Your love flow freely through us.
In science, DNA is the basic code in all living things. The code in our DNA defines our physical characteristics and identifies us based on our lineage. Thinking about our Spiritual life in Christ in terms of DNA (metaphorically) can give us ways of talking about our identity as His people and how that identity in Christ manifests itself as we live out our faith. The identifying marker of the children of God is living in selfless love: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35)