"If we say we believe
In remembrance of September 11th and in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Jim Wallace of Sojourners magazine writes a wonderful and compelling article on the power of love in the overwhelming hatred that is plaguing America and dividing our country and communities. It's love (not hate) that we will find is the root of who we are as Americans. It is love that makes us grow and therefore must be nurtured and practiced daily.
Read the full article here.
Jesus placed love at the top of list all the things we ought to be focusing on. Love is the greatest commandment. Not only did he live it out in the world, but was willing to die for his great love for us (no matter our gender, race, social status, or the like). By setting the example for us to follow, Jesus was providing the fundamental principles on true life, everlasting life, and salvation.. Love is not a suggestion, but the very definition of what it means to take. his name as a Christian. In love there is no room for judgment much less hatred. In love there is no separation, or division. Just love, and all the blessings that flow from it.
"The rescue and recovery efforts revealed the love that is possible between us as human beings — even across the racial lines that are dividing our nation in such volatile ways. It showed how neighbors can help each other when they are all in danger. The moving responses of one neighbor to another demonstrated how the best in us can still come out, even when the worst of us has been on frightening display."
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"...how he went about doing good..."