The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 1:1-1-11 NIV
On this journey–life–no matter where we start or how we finish–if we never learn to walk in truth and in love; our lives will be meaningless.
To walk in truth is to always seek truth and turning away from lies and falsehoods and promoting truth–even if we don’t agree with truth–we cannot change truth for if we do; we create lies. With the lies people walk in deception and soon the deception becomes a way of life and when those walking in deception, choose to deceive others, their lives–demonstrate they do not know God.
To walk in love is to receive God’s love and allow it to over flow onto everyone with whom we come into contact. This does not mean we have to agree with everyone, but we love enough to disagree, agreeably, never allowing love to stop flowing. If love does not dwell within us, we cannot love others. If we cannot love others, a great void develops in our lives and we cease to know how to be affectionate even though we long for affection. If we are unable to love self–we are certainly incapable of loving others for love does not hold grudges, does not abuse, does not misuse, does not create chaos and confusion and love will not hold onto lies or lead one to lie.
Therefore, if we are truly walking in the light of Jesus Christ--we know that love and truth walk together–hand in hand–and one without the other–creates an emptiness that can only be filled with the love of Christ.
If we see a person not walking in truth and love–they are walking in darkness and darkness keeps one seeing clearly the direction and path that God would have them walking. Seek truth and accept God’s love and make sure, the path taken in life, is the path were truth and love and walk together, not separately.