Love, love, love

“All you need is love”, the song says, “all you need is love.” A simple yet hard truth. A Rabbi once said “Love, the rest is commentary.” Yet we struggle in our own strength. In order to truly love God (who is love) and others (who are all created in His image), we best ask Him to be love through us, to be our strength.

“Beware of works religion”, I hear the hardcore preacher say. Well, let’s be very clear, all Christians are called to love and this manifests in fruit. Indeed we are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. But, this is not so we may warm pews and ignore a broken and needy world at our doorstep.

“Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell;
I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell.”—C. T. Studd

God has saved us for a purpose, His purpose. He has called us to love and good deeds. To be lights in the darkness. To love as He does. Let us Love, love, love!

Matthew 22:37-39 (ESV):
“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.”

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