07 June 2016
Abdication Disallowed – Closing Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
There are so many things for which Christ followers are responsible. We are not permitted to abdicate any of them. We are not permitted to relegate any of them to others sources. We are our brother’s keeper. We are to love our enemies, our neighbors, and the Father at any cost.
This means that no matter what our moral position on someone’s actions, we are not to deny our responsibility to meet their needs. We cannot use judgment of character as an excuse to fail in caring for others. We cannot abdicate the command to love unconditionally.
Whenever the church fails at this the cost is devastating. The church is made up of people who claim Christ. It we claim to follow Christ and do not adhere to this then we are not following. We are instead using his name for our own purposes. Part of loving God is refusing to use his name for our own purposes.
The simplicity of this encompasses the entire complexity of the world. We are to humbly, lovingly care for others no matter who they are or what they believe. If we do this one job it changes the world. It crushes resistance to faith. It destroys hatred. It is in this one command, to love that we find the path that is follow Christ.
If we fail to do this we abdicate all that Christ calls us to be as his followers. I must assure that I do this above all else. I must become this and not abdicate it for a moment. It was entrusted to me and is not mine to give away.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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