This Peter passage is in regards to how we live, here and now. In it, Peter states that the “end is at hand” (v. 7). It must have seemed so at the time of this writing. It seems so at the present hour. From there, we have a fervent call for love (v. 8) of one another, doubling what is said in Proverbs 10:12. This love is exhibited through hospitality, and the exercise of one’s gifts for the betterment of society (v. 9-11). Christ, by His passion, sacrifice, and love for us saved us. It is through our conduct that we are given the opportunity, in a small but significant way, to imitate Him for our own good.