Love in action ...

Jesus said that above all else ...

above ALL ELSE,

people will know we are his followers

by the way we love.

How are we doing with that these days?

I love how Fyodor Dostoyevsky puts it in his book

The Brothers Karamazov:

"Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing

compared with love in dreams.

Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action,

rapidly performed and

in the sight of all.

Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal

does not last long but is soon over,

with all looking on and applauding

as though on stage.

But active love is

labor

and

fortitude ..."

What might it look like right now, 

today,

for you to begin

to put Jesus' kind of 

sacrificial

love 

into

action?

 

Tags: Called to Community, Living Hospitably, God's Mission, Mission of the Church, The Marginalized