Bringing the Text to Life

The Love Haptic John 13:31-35

The Love Haptic

In the church, our love for one another is the feedback that tells us Christ is among us.

At a Glance

Some old-timers will remember using a typewriter -- manual or electric. The typing sensation was totally different than it is today as we tap away on a laptop or a smartphone keyboard. Smartphone designers have tried to incorporate something called "haptics" -- a technology that lets you know that you're tapping and poking. It provides a little buzz or vibration that gives you the sensation of doing something. Jesus (to get to our point) also provides a haptic -- something to let us know that we're making a difference.

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For material based on today's epistle text, see "The Gospel Truth," May 10, 1998, at

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