Several days ago, I visited a wordpress blog that tackled the topic of Christian love and love makeover. I made a comment to that blog post. Let me share it here as well:
“I agree. Love is the most important Christian virtue. God is love and those who profess faith in God should show the kind of love that Jesus has shown. Maybe it is not as easy as we say. We all have flaws and moods that affect the way we act or react sometimes. Sometimes, it is difficult when people expect so much from us when we are mere humans in an imperfect and degrading world. Of course, that is not an excuse for us not to live as God desires. Love is the key for all of us to make this world a better place to live until Christ returns. God bless you…”
I have heard comments that Christian churches in Korea flourish because they love their pastors. I heard there were members who would even give a car to their pastor. I am not saying that we should give cars to our pastors too. Let us just care for them for these acts of love toward God’s anointed touch the heart of God very dearly. [Philippians 4:18-19]
Witnessing is actually a matter of caring. We give food to people who are hungry or sick because we care. For those who are dying in the spirit, are we not going to care and share with them the Balm that would give them healing? The cure is in you, in me, in each one of us. Let us dare to care [Jude 22a].
We can love and care because God has cared about and has loved us first. Remember, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Therefore, by virtue of God’s mercy, let us all be avenues also of God’s mercy as we live out our faith. Sometimes, it is difficult but it is a call. Whenever we can and wherever we can, let us show our faith that cares.
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”. -1John 3:18