At the Heart of It All

posted Apr 28, 2013, 4:05 PM by web feat
A story is told of a young teen who was excitedly talking to his his dad about a wonderful activity his church's youth group had planned. They were going to hand out blankets to the homeless. They lived out in Ohio, where winters could be brutally cold and deadly.  "Yes," he said with great feeling, "we're passing out blankets so that we can tell them about Jesus!"  His father gently corrected him.  He explained, "We don't give blankets to the homeless to tell them about Jesus.  We give blankets to the homeless because they're cold."

Can you hear the difference? It's important. When Jesus said, “Let me give you a new command," it was simply this: "Love one another.  In the same way I loved you, you love one another.” (John 13:34, The Message)

It's as simple as that. 

We are to do everything out of love, with no agenda, no strings attached, no other motive than simply to care for others as Jesus did. 

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