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Experience Love

March 5, 2009

I was just thinking about the character of Christ and how He would live and breath in these modern times. I read a quote from my friend Jeremy Ritch that said:

“It is easy to point at race and “say yes we should be equals!” but what about other groups. The marginalized that seem to live out of sight. The homeless, the mentally ill, the drug addicts, or the prostitutes. These are all folks Jesus would have made a point to know and assure them that despite their lifestyle they too could be saved.

Do we seek out the marginalized, or do we simply co-exist? It seems to me that Jesus would have been pretty aggressive in making sure that everyone knew about salvation and the love that was freely available to them. No strings attached. In my life, I need to be seeking out the people that need to know His love, and displaying it. It’s much easier said than done, but it’s also our reason for being here.

Does this mean that we accept all actions? Of course not. My point is that our aggression should be focused on making people aware of salvation, not correcting their ways. People need to experience love, not the kind of love where they need to change to participate in it, the kind of love that they experience first and then in turn changes them.

Love,
Josh

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6 comments

  1. *thumbs up*


  2. I wish more ‘religious’ people had your attitude Josh – it would be so much easier to ‘win people to Christ’ if we dropped the legalistic and adopted loving on people!
    Matthew 22:37-39
    Thanks for the great post!


  3. Excellent Post!


  4. Exactly.

    (if that’s Anna Karina’s eye, the reference is well noted)


  5. Is that the eye of Selma Blair?


  6. archie wins, it’s anna karina. The love of my life.



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