Why Wouldn’t You Do This? (If you’re a follower of Christ)

How to live like a Christian“In this life, we can do only a few things really well; I think it’s a good idea to make certain that one of those things is what Jesus says is most important.” –Brian Mavis

I think we can all agree that’s true. In this life, we can only do a few things well. With that in mind, why wouldn’t one of those things be what Jesus says is most important? If you’re not a follower of Christ, then it doesn’t matter. But if you are a follower of Christ…

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” –Jesus Christ, Matthew 22:36-39

(From the book The Art of Neighboringby Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon)

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Your Thing (I wish someone had told me this when I was young)

Love God my ThingYoung Man: Why are you so into the whole God thing?

Old Man: Over the years I’ve had a bunch of different “things.” When I was in high school and college, sex was my thing–I was consumed with looking for opportunities. Continue reading