How much love have you got?
We think maybe we’ll run of love – giving it or receiving it. In “The Call to Unite” a book of essays edited by Tim Shriver and. Tom Rosshirt, the editors remind us on page 207:
Love is something we often ration. We reserve it for friends and family and people who love us back. But if we love those who loves us and hate those who hate us, we stay stuck where are.
Just as a tree takes in carbon and puts out oxygen to save the earth, we can take in hatred and give out love to save humanity. This is the defining spiritual gift. We all have it in some degree. We all can learn how to be wounded and treat others well – at least a little. And though many people seek innovations that will change the world, this is the innovation that will change us – answering ill will with good will, absorbing pain without passing it on. All our inventing and discovering and experimenting and exploring have led us back to this: The greatest human achievement is the power to love. No matter what.
Jesus knows we get stuck. In the story of the feeding of the 5,000+, he points out how we get stuck in thinking there is not enough. In the story of him walking on water, he points out how we forget he is always with us. See John 6:1-21.
Please join us in worship tomorrow morning! It’s out last Sunday to worship in the beautiful old building of our partner, Confluence Ministries at 1400 N Quitman St, Denver. We’d love to see you.
Grace be with you,