Wednesday, August 1, 2012

and the Greatest is Love



“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
- 1 John 4:16

I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be Christian (that and chicken sandwiches, but that's beside the point). During the school year it is my role to be a disciple making disciples. After days of consideration, I am starting to wrap my head around what I believe that means for me.

LOVE.

It is my opinion, and I'd imagine the good book could back me up on this, that the most important part of God's mission for us on Earth is love. Spreading the love shown to us by Jesus Christ. All of us. Love Jesus, love Jesus' people, love Jesus' world.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing and I am blessed to live in a country that grants it for me. It's liberating to see people take a stand and voice their values. It does worry me, though, that many are missing the point. Why are we standing in line to give money to a corporation with Biblical values instead of standing in line to feed the hungry? How can we shine the light of Jesus when we treat Christianity like a line drawn in the sand? Why are we so concerned with the dirt on others when we're yet to be clean ourselves?

Stop and think. What are you fighting for?

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