The thing that set John apart was that he chose to fully believe and fully receive the love of Christ above all other things. If we could grasp just a little of the true quality of His love we would live transformed.
Do you think there could be a modern day Paul or John if we took God's love seriously? I think so.
Why do I have all of God available to me and still I struggle as if I do no know the King of Kings? I am hardly different then those I rub shoulders with in the world - barely different than those who do not claim His name. Separated from them only by the claim to know Him.
I am going to begin to pray to receive a new heart focus to fully pursue the love God offers each of us!
Ephesians 3:19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.