“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.
This post was inspired by the teaching I heard in church last Sunday and it impacted me so much I felt compelled to share it. We’ll pick up our journey through the book of John next Saturday. Continue reading
The most effective, persuasive, results producing argument for Christianity is the love of the Christ Follower.
Today’s post is the last from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 31: Love Like Jesus–Jesus And Your Resurrection. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.
Inspiration for this short passage of fiction was drawn mainly from three sources: James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead, Luke 11:5-13 (which I would encourage you to read before reading this epilogue), and my wife Kathy and my personal experiences caring for her mom during the last nine months of her battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
There was a time when I had earned my mother-in-law’s lasting enmity. And I felt the same about her. It was so bad that
“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead.”
Over the years I’ve come to realize, the most valuable thing on earth among humankind is a love for Jesus.
Read John 8:31-36.
Last post from the book of John we saw Jesus speaking to the crowd and right at the end of that passage, Jesus talks about being lifted up, a reference to his being lifted up on the cross. It’s then that many believed in him. (See previous post: Suicide And Living Forever)
Free From What? Continue reading
I recently had this conversation with my son Nate.
Nate: “Dad, on a scale of one to ten, how important do you feel it is, for you to be right?”
Me: “Is there an eleven?”
I recently had the following conversation with Kathy.
Kathy: “Sometimes you can be so dismissive.”
Me: “That’s ridiculous.”
(Kathy appreciates your prayers.)