S: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)
O: We are just people. Called to love God and others.
A: How can we demonstrate our love for one another? Especially at a time like this?
Withhold all judgement. Forgive quickly. Extend grace – and then do it again. Give extravagantly of what we have. Share kindness – tangibly and with words. Bring hope.
Remind people God is still good.
Be the goodness this world wants them to believe doesn’t exist.
Allow this moment to bring out the REAL hope of Jesus Christ, and let LOVE lead.
P: God, what are You asking me to do today? How can I demonstrate my love for you by loving those around me? Holy Spirit, empower Your Church to be the light that drives the darkness away. May each step we take, each word we speak, carry the hope and love You have given us – that we might share it with another.
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