I’m still reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Here’s a passage I’m thinking on –
God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love. In our culture, even if a pastor doesn’t actually love people, he can still be considered successful as long as he is a gifted speaker, makes his congregation laugh, or prays for “all those poor, suffering people in the world” every Sunday.
But Paul writes that even if “I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” (1 Cor. 12:2-3) Wow. Those are strong and unmistakable words. According to God, we are here to love. Not much else really matters.
Show some love today.