The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the one who is first over all creation,
Because all things were created by him:
both in the heavens and on the earth,
the things that are visible and the things that are invisible.
Whether they are thrones or powers,
or rulers or authorities,
all things were created through him and for him.
He existed before all things,
and all things are held together in him.
He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning,
the one who is firstborn from among the dead
so that he might occupy the first place in everything.
Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him,
and he reconciled all things to himself through him—
whether things on earth or in the heavens.
He brought peace through the blood of his cross.
Once you were alienated from God and you were enemies with him in your minds, which was shown by your evil actions. But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through death, to present you before God as a people who are holy, faultless, and without blame. But you need to remain well established and rooted in faith and not shift away from the hope given in the good news that you heard. This message has been preached throughout all creation under heaven. And I, Paul, became a servant of this good news. (Colossians 1:15-23, CEB)
We are made right with God by Jesus.
Through the life Jesus lived here on earth to show us how God wanted us to treat each other and live in love we are made right with God.
It is not anything we do, it is the way Jesus lived and we should live.
We love like Jesus because God’s love compels us to love others.
That is good news, that we are reconciled through Jesus’ life, and not our own or what we do because even when we try to love, we don’t always get it right.
But let us strive to live like Jesus.
Loving People. Loving God.