Monday, 28 April 2014
Cast your love upon the waters.
Not in the hope that it will come back to you.
But because this is the way we love our neighbors.
"We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19 (NRSV)
A church should not be a moral police station or a house of hate but the heart of the community. A place where people can come and experience Love.
And it will only be this if we give up our judgments and prejudices and give love as God gives to us.
We should project love out into the community from a sure foundation in the Love of God.
Our love should be unconditional as His Love is for us.
We should love God, love our neighbor, and love our enemies as Jesus taught us.
Only then will our love be universal - like a light shining in the darkness.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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