Hey, well it’s good to be back. After taking a month off to focus on changing some things in the church and organizing our schedule for the year, let’s blog some more.
40 Days of Love
Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
All of Christianity can be reduced down to one word, LOVE. Love God, love people. The very best use of our life is to love.
Love also is how the world knows we really are followers of Jesus. Anyone can be “holy”! Buddhists are self-disciplined, Hindus are sincere, Muslims will lay down their life for their faith. What’s the difference between us and them? LOVE.
John 13:34-35 – So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
People are watching you. Do you know the question they are asking? Is God real? How will they know? LOVE. Wow, those Christians really treat people better than other people do. Wow those Christians forgive people who mistreat them. Wow, they really love God. Wow, maybe they really do know God.