Something that Jesus emphasized often is the simple call to love others. He called it a commandment. It's better to simply obey this command before we get caught up in rationalizing and defensiveness. The following quote is from Thomas Merton:
"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can."
Here's a preview of some questions I'll be presenting this Sunday morning. I invite you to reflect on these as we approach a new year.
Bring these to God and consider what first steps you will make in response. In His hands, it's gonna be a good year.
Pastor Ward Parkinson