Friday, August 16, 2013

Love Without Limits

A few weeks ago Sharon, a lady in my church, shared a message in church based on 'The Good Samaritan' parable of Jesus.  She called it "Love without Limits" and I've spent time reflecting on her message and trying to work out what it could mean for me and for the church…both our church and the world wide church of Jesus. 

I wonder what our church would look like, what our faith would look like, if we took Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan seriously and decided to love our brothers, our sisters and our neighbours without placing limits on it.
What would church look like, if every time someone’s face or name popped into our heads we gave them a call, sent them an encouraging card, an email or a Facebook message? 
What would our faith look like if we dropped in with some flowers to a Muslim neighbour, or a meal to an atheist family without feeling the need to tell them what they are doing wrong with their lives? 
What weight would our testimony have if we developed the habit of sowing good things into others lives and we made it a priority to make somebody else feel better about themselves?
These are the sort of things that have been running around my head when I think what loving without limits looks like.  What do you think? 

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